India were under immense pressure before the start of the 3rd test after a dismal performance in the Lord’s test. The batsmen had a lot of questions to answer and for that, the management brought Dhawan back in for Vijay and the young debutant Rishabh Pant for Dinesh Karthik.
The openers gave India a solid start while the Kohli-Rahane partnership helped India steady the ship and gain momentum after a brief collapse of the top 3. Rishabh Pant walked into bat to replace the skipper who just missed out on a hundred by 3 runs. It was a pressure situation and Pant tackled it in his own style by becoming the first Indian to get off the mark in Test Career with a six! He looked positive and full of intent all through his stay and remained unbeaten at the end of Day 1 play.
Rishabh pant excites me ..I hope he scores a big one ..has so much time and uncomplicated technique ..good luck
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 18, 2018
His intent got him applauds from another southpaw, the Indian Legend, Sourav Ganguly. Sourav Ganguly was quoted “Rishabh pant excites me ..I hope he scores a big one ..has so much time and uncomplicated technique ..good luck” on his official Twitter handle. Receiving appreciation from a fellow left-hander, an Indian legend would boost Pant’s confidence and he would be looking to make his debut a memorable one not only for him but also for his team and the fans.