1st T20I India vs New Zealand: Young Indian wicketkeeper is surely making headlines recently with whatever he does, on and off-the-field. On the eve of the T20I opener, Pant was spotted playing some audacious shots in the nets. Among them was a shot, where he played a reverse sweep to a fast bowler, something that is not so common in international cricket. What was even more surprising was how he middled the ball to perfection.

Here is the uncanny shot he played:

Once this was posted on Twitter, fans went on defining the shot as they loved it. Here is what they opined:

After having a dream Australian summer, Pant would be desperate to make an impact in New Zealand if he gets his opportunity in the 1st T20I set to be played tomorrow. It would be Pant’s first game in the limited-overs series in the country.

Both the teams will now lock horns in the 3-match T20I series. The first game is scheduled to be played on Wednesday (February 6) at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. India will start favourites despite Kohli not being there as he has been rested along with Jasprit Bumrah. Rohit Sharma would be leading the side against the Kiwis, who will also miss the services of Martin Guptill.