New Delhi: Team India's wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was recently unable to do much in the five-match ODI series against South Africa. In this series, he could score only 58 runs, after which he was fiercely criticized. But, now Pant has given a befitting reply to the critics by scoring a half-century in the warm-up match. Actually, Team India is playing a practice match on England tour. This match is being played against English club Leicestershire. Four players are being fed from the team of Leicestershire so that all Indians can get a chance in the match.
— Sugan Sk (Sushant)???????? (@suganku36762659) June 24, 2022
Rishabh Pant is also among these players. He scored a fifty against his own team India on the second day of the match (Friday). Pant scored 76 runs in 87 balls. During this, Pant hit one six and 14 fours. This one six by Pant with a scoop-flix shot off Umesh Yadav. Fans were also stunned to see this shot of Pant and this video became fiercely viral on social media. Pant completed his half-century by hitting a six on this hand of Umesh Yadav. When Pant was playing on 45, he hit this six. Not only this, apart from Umesh, Pant also scored runs on the balls of Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja. Pant hit a great four while putting a cover drive on Shami's ball.
Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team scored 246 runs for 8 wickets in the first innings and declared the innings. After this, the Leicestershire team was restricted to 244 runs. Thus, Team India took a marginal lead of two runs in the first innings. By the end of the second day's play in the match, Team India has scored 80 runs for one wicket in the second innings. Hanuma Vihari (9) and Shrikar Bharat (31) are present at the crease.