Watch: Dravid’s never-before-seen response to Pant’s century betrays the internet | Cricket

India wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant hit his fifth Test century on Day 1 of the rescheduled fifth Test of the series against England. Pant came into the fold at a time when India was reeling at 64/3, and shortly after his arrival, India lost two more quick wickets with Virat Kohli (11) and Shreyas Iyer (15) sacked cheaply. Pant remained undeterred with the setbacks, however, and continued his natural attacking game as he broke the three-digit mark for the third time against the England team.

This was also his second century on English soil in the longest format as he became the first ever wicketkeeper batter to achieve this feat. When Pant reached his hundred, the entire locker room cheered for the young man’s knocking. Even head coach Rahul Dravid, known for being quiet and reserved in his demeanor, couldn’t hold back his emotions as he let out a huge cheer for Pant.

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Watch Video: Rahul Dravid’s Amazing Response to Rishabh Pant’s Century

Pant, alongside Ravindra Jadeja (83*), led India’s rebuilding in the innings after the flurry of wickets at the start, as the two forged a brilliant 222-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Pant eventually came up short for 4 runs of a 150 as he was sacked by Joe Root in the third session. At the end of the day, India was 338/7.

Previously, England invited India to bat as Jasprit Bumrah led the side in the absence of Rohit Sharma, who was ruled out after he tested positive for Covid-19. India took the field with an impromptu opening pair from Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara. While Gill was fired at 17, Pujara also failed to impress when he fell at 13. Hanuma Vihari (20) also left cheaply.

For England, James Anderson was the bowlers’ choice with figures of 3/52 in 19 overs to date. Matthew Potts meanwhile took two wickets, including Virat Kohli’s.

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