India vs Australia 4th Test Sydney: India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant set SCG alight with his breathtaking 159 off 189 balls on Day 2 of the fourth Test. After the match, he spoke about being nervous on 90 as he had missed out on two centuries in the past against the Windies but he also said that he was batting according to a gameplan. His knock was laced with 15 fours and a six.
“You can learn from anyone who is not in form. It is the hard times that help you learn more. I was batting according to the game plan. Every hundred in international cricket is special. I never think of hundreds, I just look to contribute to the team’s cause. I was nervous as I had got out for 90’s against Windies in India. I loved my celebration. Nothing changed for me, but this time I was playing with a batsman. In my previous occasions, I was playing with the tail. As a wicketkeeper, we look to be positive. You have to be on the field with the entire team. As a player I do not think what is going on in the match, I say what I feel,” said Rishabh Pant at the press conference at stumps on Day 2.
On his banter with Australian captain Tim Paine he said I do not plan and do it, “I say what I feel”.
Earlier, it was Cheteshwar Pujara’s gritty 193 that set the platform for India. The Saurashtrian became only the third India batsman to score 500+ runs in a Test series in Australia. He joined Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid to this feat.