Rishabh Pant did an MS Dhoni from behind the stumps when Ravichandran Ashwin was bowling on Day 1 of the 2nd Test on Saturday.
In the primary hour of the day, Pant predicted from behind the stumps that Matthew Wade was going to go for his photographs and so Ashwin ought to bowl on the stumps. One ball later, Wade shimmied down the monitor as Ashwin held to a straight line and received a forefront to go to Ravindra Jadeja.
Pant may be heard on the stump mic: “Andar hi rakhna, ye maarega (Ash, keep it to the stumps, he’ll definitely try to hit.)”
Wade departed for 30 off 39 balls and Australia have been lowered to 35 for 2 in 13 overs, having misplaced opener Joe Burns early within the innings for a 10-ball duck.
12.4: Matthew Wade sweeps for a FOUR.
Rishabh Pant: Ash, hold it to the stumps, he’ll positively attempt to hit.
12.5: Ravi Ashwin bowls to the stumps, Wade hits the aerial shot and received out.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 26, 2020
Rishabh Pant 🔥
He was saying from behind, “Andar hi rakhna, ye maarega” & it did occur subsequent ball.
None of that Haha shit
— Saish 💫 (@CricketSaish45) December 26, 2020
Pant’s dexterity at predicting what the batsman was going to do helped Ashwin choose up his first wicket, which he adopted up by getting Steve Smith out for a duck quickly after.
Australia have been ultimately bundled out for 195, with India reaching 36/1, trailing by 159 runs on the shut of play on Day 1.