When he came out to bat at the Sydney Cricket Ground, he had Cheteshwar Pujara for company and after soaking up the initial pressure by turning the strike over, he became more expressive playing ex
Pant, who loves to go after the spinners, filled his boots against a tired Australian attack and kept going for aggressive strokes. With a slog sweep against Marnus Labuschagne towards deep mid-wicket, he brought up his century and scripted history by becoming the first Indian wicket-keeper to hit a ton in Australia.
Pant goes bonkers
Also, this was his 2nd Test ton, after his 114 against England at the Oval last year. He also became the 2nd Indian after Dattu Phadkar to score a century at number 7 position in Australia.
India, who have already retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy, rubbed the Australian attack into the ground as the duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Pant added 150 runs for the 7th wicket. A hapless Australian attack took the new ball but the runs came scuttling along.
Twitter took note of the efforts and applauded the effort of the young man.
No. of Test centuries outside Asia:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) January 4, 2019
Rishabh Pant - 2
MS Dhoni - 0