Rishabh Pant was named ‘Player of the Match’ for his good unbeaten century that helped India beat England by 5 wickets within the third ODI at Old Trafford in Manchester and seal the collection 2-1. Coming in to bat with India in bother at 21/2, Pant hit 125* to assist India chase down the 260-run goal with slightly below eight overs to spare. As the staff celebrated after the post-match presentation ceremony, the 24-year-old was seen working to former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri with the champagne bottle he was given as his ‘Player of the Match’ award.
Pant was seen chatting with Shastri after which providing him the bottle earlier than working again to his teammates.
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Even in the course of the staff’s celebrations, Pant was seen spraying captain Rohit Sharma with champagne. Virat Kohli was additionally noticed doing the identical to Shikhar Dhawan and Arshdeep Singh, who needed to actually run away from the previous skipper.
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Pant, after all, has performed a variety of cricket for India when Shastri was the top coach.
Shastri’s stint ended with the 2021 T20 World Cup and he has been changed within the function by Rahul Dravid,
In the collection decider, Hardik Pandya‘s good show with the ball noticed India bowl England out for 259.
The all-rounder returned with figures of 4/24.
But India had been in bother early as openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma had been dismissed inside the first 5 overs.
Virat Kohli was quickly to observe, and even Suryakumar Yadav couldn’t stick round for lengthy.
With India reeling at 72/4, Pant and Hardik stitched collectively an excellent 133-run partnership to rescue their staff and take them to a commanding place.
After Hardik fell for 71, Pant upped his personal tempo and reached his century with Ravindra Jadeja on the crease with him.
In a rush to complete the match off, Pant then hit 5 consecutive boundaries off David Willey within the forty second over after which reverse-swept Joe Root off the primary ball of the subsequent over to take India dwelling comfortably.
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