Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant produced a counter-attacking masterclass against England as he went on to play a 146-run knock in the first innings of the ongoing Edgbaston Test. The batter’s innings was studded with 20 fours and 4 sixes. Such was the importance of Pant’s innings that even the calm and composed Rahul Dravid celebrated animatedly as soon as the wicketkeeper brought up the three-figure mark.
As soon as Pant brought up his hundred, head coach Dravid, who was inside the dressing room, jumped up in joy, with both hands in the air to celebrate the high-quality knock.
The video of Dravid’s animated celebration has now gone viral on social media and Twitter just can’t get enough of it.
Rahul Dravid celebrating on Pant’s Hundred can bring smile on every cricket fan out there.
— Gaurav Jain (@gauravjain1603) July 1, 2022
—| Dodda Ganesh (@doddaganesha) July 1, 2022
You gotta be Rishabh Pant to make Rahul Dravid celebrate like that, what a knock!pic.twitter.com/buhmslVry6
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 1, 2022
— Cricket Holic (@theCricketHolic) July 1, 2022
Head coach Rahul Dravid and all players appreciating and clapping for Rishabh Pant after his Incredible Innings. pic.twitter.com/smtG3VD2Wy
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) July 1, 2022
— (@bengaluruadda) July 1, 2022
You’re Special When You Bring Out This Emotion Out Of Rahul Dravid pic.twitter.com/NNUYXKdzKt
— Dr Khushboo (@khushbookadri) July 1, 2022
This Guy made Rahul Dravid Jump out of his seat
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— Aakarsh (@AakarshTweets) July 2, 2022
The way Rahul Dravid stood up and displayed his emotions just goes to show what kind of a cricketer he is and the genuine nature of the man!You can see the happiness in his eyes! Proud of my fellow Josephite Rahul Dravid! Well played Rishabh Pant! pic.twitter.com/h3YdYjsbZg
— Troll cricket unlimitedd (@TUnlimitedd) July 1, 2022
— Suman Pandit (@suman28pandit) July 1, 2022
During his innings, Pant once again took a special liking to spinner Jack Leach and his innings even included a reverse scoop off the bowling of James Anderson. The left-hander was eventually dismissed by Joe Root, but Jadeja remained unbeaten on 83 at stumps on Day 1.
At the close of play, India’s score read 338/7 with Jadeja and Mohammed Shami unbeaten at the crease.
Pant and Jadeja had forged a 222-run stand for the sixth wicket.
India are 2-1 up in the ongoing series and they just need to win or draw the Edgbaston Test to register their first-ever Test series win in the UK since 2007.
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