The first T20I between India and England has started off in a dramatic style. After the hosts lost the wickets of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli inside 3 overs, the fans were left utterly disappointed. However, it was Rishabh Pant once again who brought the smiles of Indian fans back on their faces. The 23-year-old produced a magical moment on Friday that left the whole cricketing world in awe of the youngster.
Sheer audacity of Rishabh Pant
It was the fifth delivery of the 4th over of the innings and India’s score read 8/2. Jofra Archer was bowling at a lethal speed of over 140 km/h and the Indian batsmen were on a backfoot. That’s when the adventurous Rishabh Pant produced an ‘unthinkable’ and ‘unimaginable’ moment on the field of cricket. Against a good length delivery, Pant played an outrageous reverse sweep off Archer that went over the slips for a six. While the England players were left in shock, the fans all over the world applauded the audacity of the youngster.
Here is the moment:
— UrMiL07™ (@urmilpatel30) March 12, 2021
As soon as Pant produced the magical hit, people on Twitter went berserk. While some got a nostalgia of Pant’s reverse-sweep against James Anderson in the 4th Test, the others just praised the raw-audacity of the youngster.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 12, 2021
This is the new generation !! Absolutely fearless ! Reverse sweep or shot I don’t know what to call it ! But @RishabhPant17 hats off to you to hit a fast bowler like that ! Game on !! #IndiavsEnglandT20
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 12, 2021
First Anderson, Now Archer – Rishabh Pant is in different level.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 12, 2021
Rishabh pant 's one shot is enough to make Biggest Legends of cricket to
Tweet in appreciation instantly..#INDvENG
— Anand (@iamakt27) March 12, 2021
I DON'T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND! 🔥
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) March 12, 2021
Unfortunately, Rishabh Pant’s innings came to an end after he tried to play another big shot off Ben Stokes. Pant scored 21 off 23 balls as India’s score read 48/4 after the end of 10 overs.