Rishabh Pant played one of the best innings of his career in the fifth Test against England. The southpaw was aggressive and played a couple of unbelievable shots. He scored 146 off 111 balls, with the help of 19 fours and 4 sixes and shared a partnership of 222 with Ravindra Jadeja, who scored a ton as well.
The 24-year-old was lauded by cricket experts for scoring the fastest hundred (89 balls) by an Indian wicketkeeper. With hundreds in England, Australia and South Africa, Pant has already entered the elite league of stumpers.
However, former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif was not impressed. He blamed the England bowlers for not testing the Indian batter.
“Credit should be give to England bowlers as Rishabh Pant did no wonders. He [Pant] has technical faults. His left-hand doesn’t work but still, he scored a hundred. English bowlers didn’t bowl to him in his weak areas,” he said.
“With Jadeja and Pant batting, they brought in a left-arm spinner who wasn’t an ideal option. I am not against Pant, but with such decision by the opposition, you can easily score big,” he added.