India’s wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who played a key role in the Brisbane Test win against Australia, is happy with his performance. Pant has scored a total of 274 runs in 5 innings of 3 Tests, including two half-centuries. In the fourth innings of the fourth and decisive Test of the series played in Brisbane, Pant played an unbeaten 89-man winning innings.
Speaking to our colleague Times of India, Pant said that he likes to win the team in difficult circumstances. In the fourth Test match, Pant did something similar. He played the role of one end handle anchor.
In the second innings of the Brisbane Test, Pant, along with bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar (Wahsington Sundar), shared a crucial 53-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Pant, a left-handed batsman, hit 9 fours and a six off 138 balls during his half-century innings, while Sundar was dismissed for 22 runs off 29 balls.
Asked what he had planned with Washington Sundar when you were chasing in the last hour, Pant said, “I told Washi that you play like an anchor and I will play big shots.” But he said he would play the big shot. Then we both decided that one anchor and the other would play the big shot. Vashi played this role.
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Pant said that the team management always supported him that I am a match winner player. I keep thinking about winning matches for India every day and I did that.
‘I have worked very hard on shot selection’
Asked if you can expect a finisher role after MS Dhoni’s retirement, Pant said, “Those who have seen me since childhood know that I am always about playing match-winning innings for my team.” I think I think that is the priority of any player. You cannot place this responsibility on the shoulders of any one player. Yes, I have worked very hard on my shot selection. Even during the chase in Brisbane, I waited for good balls for the big shot.
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Test series against England will begin on February 5
Pant had scored 97 off 118 balls in the second innings of the Sydney Test. This test match was a draw. The Indian team will play a 4-match home Test series against England from 5 February. Pant is keen on the series against England. The first two Tests of the series will be played in Chennai. The third Test Day Night will be played.