India is on the verge of an innings victory in the ongoing test vs England in Ahmedabad. Trailing by 160 runs in the first innings, England needed at least 161 runs to make India bat again.
However by the look of things it appears England will be all out much before they reach there. Currently they are tottering at 111-8 and are still trailing by 49 runs.
The man of the moment with the ball was once again Axar Patel. He took five wickets in an innings for the fourth time in last six innings. Like he has done all series, he wrecked England batting line up from the word go.
But one of the moment which would cajole the fans came again with pant at the forefront.
With England struggling at 65-4, Ollie Pope was batting against Ashwin. While the bowler delivered the ball, Pope attempted defenses was beaten by the ball as it fizzed past the bat to go straight in to gloves of Pant.
Pant does a Dhoni
Pant collected the ball and got over balanced while doing it. In doing so, he moved from his position whole still keeping an eye on the backfoot of the batsman for stumping.
That is when he did something which would make even MS Dhoni proud. While he got over balanced, he took the ball in his right hand and casually back flicked the ball onto the stumps!
It was something which MS Dhoni used to do every day in day out. However, the batsman Ollie Pope had no moved his feet and was safe when the ball hit the bail.
For all those who keep on comparting Rishabh Pant with MS Dhoni, it was one more chance to keep the retired legend MS Dhoni and the young star Rishabh Pant. That act by Pant was also reminiscent of MS Dhoni in his heydays.
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