India made a strong comeback after coming out of a difficult situation on the first day of the fifth Test against England.
The century innings of wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant took the team out of this difficulty. Pant along with Ravindra Jadeja put on an excellent partnership of 222 runs for the sixth wicket. After this innings, when Pant was talked about his batting, his answer was amazing.
“The English journalist asked, were you going to bat at No. 6 and swapped the batting order with Shreyas Iyer”
To this, Pant replied with great ease in just one word. No
“After this again the journalist asked, were you always going to bat at number five.”
To this Pant’s answer was again quite simple, he said – Yes, I was always going to bat at number five.
Let us tell you what is the matter.
Regarding Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, the media is often seen touting that Iyer had refused to play under Pant’s captaincy on behalf of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. Now in the T20 series against South Africa in international cricket, the coincidence became such that Pant was the captain of Team India and Iyer was part of the team. Both the players may have forgotten this thing and have moved forward, but people keep on tossing on the media and social media.
“Pant said after the match, “As a player, I try to focus on not only on which batting order I like to play. More important than this is what you want to do in the game.” And how well do you understand the state of the game?
Pant said after playing the century, “I was just focusing on the ball. Yes, the pressure was there because when you get three or four wickets in a hurry, you need to build a partnership but with that.” Well, if you start focusing on the result, then you may not get that result. I focused only and only on my main work at that time and that gives you results on most of the occasions.