‘Freak’ Rishabh Pant’s Ramp Shot for Six Off Jofra Archer’s 141 Kmph Delivery has Twitter in Disbelief, Again
Rishabh Pant may not have had a long stay in the middle at the Narendra Modi Stadium against England in the 1st T20I of the five-match series getting out for 21 off 23 balls as India struggled to get going – after being put into bat – but his short stay probably gave the fans the shot of the series already, when the wicketkeeper-batsman took on a 141 kmph delivery from Jofra Archer and scooped one over the keeper’s head for six runs. The shot had the fans in a tizzy, even though India had lost skipper Virat Kohli for his third international duck this year and KL Rahul. The shot also reminded fans of Pant’s audacious six – a reverse scoop – when he was in the 90s off James Anderson in the recently concluded Test series.
Here’s a look at the shot:
And here’s how fans reacted to the shot:
Earlier, for the first time in his career, Virat Kohli got out for successive ducks in international cricket as he fell without scoring in India’s first T20I against England in Ahmedabad. Kohli, who had made a duck in the fourth Test recently, was caught at mid-off off the bowling of Adil Rashid for a five-ball duck in this game.
It was Kohli’s 28th duck overall in international cricket. It was also his third in T20I cricket in 80 innings. It was also his third duck overall in 2021, and his third in his last five innings.
Kohli fell in the third over looking to attack Rashid despite India having lost an early wicket in KL Rahul.
His approach was in tune with his words on the eve of the game. In the press conference before the match, he had said that India will look to attack come what may given their depth in batting.