AUS v IND 2018-19: Rishabh Pant suggests Virat Kohli to change his plan for Hanuma Vihari

Pant wasn't convinced with Hanuma Vihari's bowling length.

Rishabh Pant | GETTY

Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is creating a lot of buzz because of his words from behind the wickets. In the first Test at Adelaide Test, Pant had sledged Pat Cummins in the second innings. He was also heard encouraging the Indian bowlers from behind the stumps. 

Pant was at it again during the second Test. He even went to the skipper Virat Kohli and suggested him some changes in part-timer Hanuma Vihari's bowling from his observation.

“He is bowling according to your plan. You only told him (Vihari) to make the cut (which got Marcus Harris’ wicket). Now please tell him to pitch it up," he said.

However, later in the game, Pant failed to grab an easy catch of Shaun Marsh from behind the stumps.

But the wicket-keeper might have been relieved when Marsh was dismissed soon of Vihari's delivery. Ajinkya Rahane at slip took a sharp catch to send the Aussie batsman back.

Pant recently equaled the world record for most catches taken in a Test. He took 11 in the opening Test against Australia in Adelaide.

The 21-year-old, playing in only his sixth Test, matched the record currently held by England’s Jack Russell and South Africa’s AB de Villiers.


By Sihyeu Singh - 14 Dec, 2018

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