You all wanted Rishabh Pant to play, there he is at No. 4: Rohit Sharma’s epic reply to journalist

first_img England (50.0) England beat India by 31 runs Match Ended ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 111 (109) Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL) Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) view full scorecard England ENG India IND India 337/7 3/55 (10) ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 38 306/5 You all wanted Rishabh Pant to play, there he is at No. 4: Rohit Sharma’s epic reply to journalistRohit Sharma was at his cheeky best during the post-match press conference on Sunday and had all the journalists in splits with his reply to a question on Rishabh Pant. Super Over Scorecard vs (50.0) England ENG Jonny Bairstow (ENG) J. Bairstow (ENG) 337/7 (50.0)center_img 102 (109) graphs 5/69 (10) Mohammed Shami (IND) M. Shami (IND) Series Status: Player Of The Match: Jonny Bairstow – Top Bowlers Top Bowlers No data available! Rohit Sharma (IND) R. Sharma (IND) Top Batsmen Top Batsmen advertisement Match Ended view more view less Liam Plunkett (ENG) L. Plunkett (ENG) Toss: ENG elected to bat India IND ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) 306/5 commentary (50.0) Rohan Sen BirminghamJuly 1, 2019UPDATED: July 1, 2019 10:16 IST Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma had kept India in the hunt with their third-wicket partnership (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant were part of a 52-run stand for the 3rd wicketRishabh Pant was playing his maiden World Cup game on SundayPant had replaced the injured Vijay Shankar in the playing XI for the England gameRishabh Pant’s inclusion in the Indian playing XI on Sunday against England was met with a lot of cheer among fans as the maverick cricketer finally got a chance to showcase his talent in the World Cup with a 29-ball 32.India failed to chase 337 against England and suffered their first loss of the tournament in 7 matches but it was Pant’s knock which caught everybody’s attention as he played some of his trademark shots to show the world what he is really capable of doing.Pant had replaced the injured Vijay Shankar in the playing XI for this game. India had tried out Shankar at No.4 for a couple of games but the all-rounder failed to impress with scores of 29 and 14 against Afghanistan and West Indies in the last two games.Pant on the other hand, immediately made an impact with his bat. He came out after Virat Kohli’s dismissal when India was struggling to keep up with the asking rate and along with Rohit Sharma, added 52 runs for the third wicket to bring the team back in the run chase.Rohit was dismissed for 102 after which Pant and Hardik Pandya joined forces to score 28 runs which kept India in the hunt. But Pant departed trying to hit a big shot off Liam Plunkett’s bowling in the 40th over, only managing to find Chris Woakes on the leg-side boundary line who took a superb catch to send back the 21-year-old.Rohit was asked about Pant in the post-match press conference and whether he was surprised to see him bat at No.4 ahead of the in-form Hardik Pandya. The Indian vice-captain gave a hilarious reply to the journalist’s question leaving the room in splits.advertisement”Not really (surprised) because you all wanted Rishabh Pant to play right? Right from the time we left India, you all kept on asking where is Rishabh Pant. There he is at No.4,” Rohit joked with the journalist.Looking at Pant’s knock, former India captain Sachin Tendulkar also praised the young Delhi cricketer.”Rishabh went out and made a big statement. But also number of elements that one would have to look at, if there is an injury on the field then who comes and completes those overs (hinting at Vijay Shankar).”What I saw of Rishabh, he’s always been a dynamic player, always been aggressive. I call him a dynamite,” Sachin Tendulkar told India Today.Also Read | Rishabh Pant made a big statement with his batting: Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India could have played better vs England, says Shoaib AkhtarAlso Read | Nasser Hussain, Sourav Ganguly slam MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav over lack of intentFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Rishabh PantFollow India vs EnglandFollow World Cup 2019 Nextlast_img

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