“Sports Artiste”: Pant’s Stunning Century vs England Breaks The Internet

Rishabh Pant launched a stunning assault on the English bowlers on Day 1 of the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston to steer India out of trouble waters and put the visitors in a position of strength. Rishabh Pant smashed 146 off just 111 balls, taking only 89 deliveries to reach the three-figure mark. It proved to be the fasted ton by an Indian wicketkeeper, breaking MS Dhoni‘s that stood for 17 long years. With India in a spot of bother at 98 for five, Pant and Ravindra Jadeja got together to take the England bowlers to the cleaners with a brilliant 222-run partnership for the sixth wicket.

Following Pant’s batting exploits, Twitter went into overdrive, with fans, cricketers and people from all walks of life saluting the Indian wicketkeeper.

Here is how the world reacted to Rishabh Pant’s brilliant knock:

This was Pant’s fourth overseas century, and it came in double quick time and at a crucial juncture for India.

Hosts England had won the toss and put India into bat in dreary, overcast conditions. Led by James Anderson, England bowlers made life difficult for the Indian top-order.

Much was expected from stalwart Virat Kohli but he ended up chopping Matty Potts onto his own stumps to be dismissed for 11.


India were tottering, and the English were threatening to land the knockout blow. But Pant had other ideas, and launched a stunning counterattack. No one was spared from Pant’s wrath as the Indian wicketkeeper brought out all the weapons in his repertoire to flay the English attack to all parts of Edgbaston.

By the end of the day, Pant’s 146 and Jadeja’s 83 not out had taken India to a commanding score of 338 for seven.

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