While everyone is missing MS Dhoni on ground, Rishabh Pant in the first day of Boxing Day Test match does what the Captain Cool used to do best. The tips and tricks of Rishabh Pant helped Ashwin to send back the dangerous looking Mathew Wade back to the dressing room.
Wade went for a paddle sweep in Ashwin’s over, analysing the batsman mindset and what he is trying to do, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant said to Ashwin, “Keep it to the stumps, he will definitely hit the bowl, into the stumps will be better”. To everyone’s surprise in the next ball Mathew Wade did what exactly Rishabh Pant said from behind the stumps.
Charging R. Ashwin, Wade went for a slog but completely mistimed it and gave an easy yet difficult catch to our favourite Sir Jadeja. This analysing power of Rishabh Pant and reading opposition’s mindset, made everyone remember MS Dhoni. Twitteratis are now appreciating the current wicketkeeper (Rishabh Pant) for the contribution he brings into the team with his comments behind the stumps of helping out the bowlers and aggressive wicket keeping.
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Australia are now 150-5 at (10:32 AM IST) and from here on if India manges to get into the tail of the Kangaroos then the first day will belong to Team India. Jasprit Bumrah is looking in a good shape and rhythm while R. Ashwin has become a reality trouble for Steve Smith.