India were 80 for 4 when he walked in to bat, and were 59 behind England's first-innings total of 205 when the sixth wicket fell. Rishabh Pant played the situation perfectly, and by the time he was done, India were 54 ahead with three wickets remaining. His innings earned plenty of praise on Twitter.
Huge compliment coming from you, Gilly! Learned a lot watching you over the years. https://t.co/H5XIQl3XMe— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) March 5, 2021
That crazy hitting we saw from Pant after the second new ball was preceded by 3 and 1/2 hours of composed, defensive batting. Incredible!— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 5, 2021
How good is he? Unbelievable..what a knock under pressure...not the first time and won't be the last time..will be an all time great in all formats in the years to come.keep batting in this aggressive manner .thats why will be match winner and special..@bcci @RishabhPant17 pic.twitter.com/1cRmnSw5ZB— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) March 5, 2021
Pant backs up Brisbane.— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 5, 2021
Pant is a PLAYER!
Eye-catching all series, but this is match-winning.— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) March 5, 2021
SENSATIONAL hundred from Pant.
Drives me mad when batsman say "Well that's the way I play" ... Pant has shown in one innings that is complete nonsense! Play the situation....— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) March 5, 2021
I am happy @RishabhPant17 is demonstrating the right attitude to bat on Indian pitches. You need to be positive and not discard your natural abilities. I am a big fan of his batting.— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) March 5, 2021
The innings included an audacious, stunning, reverse-shot over the slip cordon off James Anderson with the second new ball.
Shot Of 2021.....that reverse sweep vs James Anderson with the second new ball. Audacious. Adventurous. Rishabh Pant is an absolute freak. Love his play to bits. #IndvEng— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 5, 2021
Pant— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) March 5, 2021