Rishabh Pant did an MS Dhoni during the ongoing Boxing Day Test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. Matthew Wade had got off to a good start and was looking aggressive when Ravichandran Ashwin was brought into the attack. Also Read - IND vs AUS 4th Test: The Top-Five Moments From Day 1 in Brisbane
Looking to take Ashwin off his line and length, Wade opted for a sweep. He swept it well for a couple and that is when Pant from behind the stumps advised Ashwin to keep the ball within the stumps, considering Wade was looking to attack. Also Read - Highlights IND vs AUS, 4th Test, Day 1: At Stumps, Australia 274/5 After Labuschagne Century in Brisbane
Pant could be heard in the stump mic saying, “Andar hi rakhna, ye maarega”. Also Read - 4th Test Lunch Report: India Remove Openers Cheaply Before Smith And Labuschagne Rebuild
Off the very next ball, Wade comes down the track and hoicks the ball which Ashwin kept inside the stumps. Wade could not middle the ball and it was a top-edge. Ravindra Jadeja completed the catch and Wade was dismissed for 30 off 39 balls.
After the incident took place, fans started reacting and most were reminded of Dhoni – who often in his career advised bowlers from behind the stumps, successfully.
At the time of filing the copy, Australia was reeling at 156 for seven. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins.