Gautam Gambhir has rated Rishabh Pant’s hundred in the second innings of the third Test against South Africa. He feels it is one of the best overseas hundreds by an Indian player.
Pant’s unbeaten 100-run innings came off 139 deliveries and was laced with six fours and four sixes. Despite his excellent batting, India were bowled out for 198 runs.
“I feel it is one of the best hundreds overseas by an Indian. The sort of situation that was there, it is necessary to remember that he [Pant] had come into bat when India had lost two wickets in the first two overs. It is not that he had come when a platform had been set,” Gautam Gambhir said on Star Sports.
“If he had gotten out there, the game might have become one-sided. So despite that, such an attacking hundred, with so much control and to play till the end and remain unbeaten – amazing knock.”