Ricky Ponting coached Rishabh Pant at Delhi Capitals in Indian Premier League 2020.© Virender Sehwag/Twitter
Virender Sehwag discovered a technique to take a sly dig at Ricky Ponting after India pulled off a remarkable draw towards Australia within the Sydney Check on Monday. Ponting, working as a broadcaster for Channel 7, had predicted in a Q&A session on Twitter that India “will not make 200” within the second innings of the third Check. Because it turned out, India completed their second essay on 334 for five, ending Australia’s hopes of taking a lead within the sequence. Sehwag quote-tweeted Ponting’s message with a screenshot from an Indian Premier League (IPL) match the place Rishabh Pant is seen eavesdropping on Ponting’s chat with IPL broadcasters. Ponting coached Pant at Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 11, 2021
Pant’s fluent 97 and Cheteshwar Pujara’s 77 helped India preserve a grip on the sport within the first session.
Nevertheless, their dismissals within the second session adopted by an damage to Hanuma Vihari meant that India needed to play for a draw.
In the long run, Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin batted out 42.4 overs throughout the final two periods of the Check to defy Australia and preserve the sequence stage at 1-1 with one sport to play.
Sehwag posted a number of tweets from his deal with to touch upon the sport. Like many different Indian followers, Sehwag too criticised Australia batsman Steve Smith, who was seen attempting to scuff Pant’s guard marks off the crease.
“Tried all tips together with Steve Smith attempting to take away Pant’s batting guard marks from the crease. Par kuch kaam na aaya (However nothing may assist Australia),” tweeted Sehwag.
With the Sydney Check drawn, the groups will now transfer to Brisbane for the fourth and ultimate Check set to start on January 15 at The Gabba.
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