India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is working hard on his fitness after being excluded for the 1st Test against South Africa in favour of Wriddhiman Saha at Vizag. Eyeing a comeback for the 2nd Test, Pant hit the gym and is undergoing an unique fitness regime with the help of India team trainer Nick Webb, who has joined the side for the home series. In a video posted by Webb on his Instagram account, the Delhi youngster can be seen engaged in a tussle with Webb with a stability ball. Pant is trying to snatch the ball from Webb’s tight grip, giving ample exercise for his waist.
Here is the video of Pant’s latest fitness session:
Pant made his Test debut last year in England after an injured Saha was not available for selection. Pant has played 11 Tests and scored 754 runs at a healthy average of 44.35. In 18 innings, Pant has two Test centuries – both in England – to his name.
Earlier in the year, Pant, who was not part of the ICC World Cup 2019 squad initially, was included in the side after all-rounder Vijay Shankar picked up an injury and could not take part in the tournament any further.
“Saha plays a big part. When Saha was not playing in the West Indies, we have seen them regularly talking about how he (Rishabh Pant) needs to improve. Every session, when he used to come back, Saha was the first one to go to him and talk about his keeping. They have great understanding between them and I hope it continues for a long time,” said Rohit while addressing the press after India’s win over South Africa at Vizag.