Sledging kings get Pant-sed by India

Indian keeper Rishabh Pant delivered a ‘sledge’ to Aussie Usman Khawaja. Picture: AP

From Merv Hughes’ ‘Tickets please’ to Warnie’s ‘Sherminator’, Australia has normally been king of the sledging match.

But Indian media was up and about correct absent just pursuing a Rishabh Pant ‘sledge’ at Usman Khawaja.

As Khawaja tried to rescue Australia from a precarious 3-59, the Indian keeper was overheard on the stumps mic declaring “Sab Pujara nahi hai Bhai” which, according to crictracker.com , means “not everyone is Pujara, bro”, a reference to Cheteshwar Pujara’s innings-conserving century on doing doing work working day a one particular.

Indian keeper Rishabh Pant delivered a ‘sledge’ to Aussie Usman Khawaja. Picture: AP

Indian keeper Rishabh Pant transported a ‘sledge’ to Aussie Usman Khawaja. Photograph: APHelpful useful resource:AP

The Hindustan Times thought the ‘taunt’ was great.

‘Rishabh Pant has commonly been touted as the doable successor to MS Dhoni … The a one particular component that was rather evident was the increase in between his tactic and that of Dhoni’s. When Dhoni was a tranquil and composed purchaser on the subject with no a lot of altercations with the oppositions, Pant held sledging the hosts on Carrying out doing work working day 2 of the get there through with in all probability the rather finest a one particular coming to Usman Khawaja.

‘With Australia shedding wickets in frequent intervals, Ravichandran Ashwin was in research of to dismiss Khawaja to set India in the driver’s seat and Pant was look through shouting “Not each individual solitary distinct individual is Pujara beneath, lads” on the stumps mic.’

Cricktracker.com regarded the ‘flamboyant Delhi boy’s sledge’ was ‘hilarious’.

“Among a handful of amusing banters, the a one particular that built-in India’s wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant seasoned each individual solitary distinct individual in splits.

“The 21-12 months out-of-day chosen to encourage the team’s lone massive outstanding spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was bowling correctly at that set, with a short term-witted remark that drew parallels in between Australia’s No.3 batsman Usman Khawaja, who was at the crease then, and his Indian counterpart Cheteshwar Pujara.

“Ashwin, who was at the acquiring conclude of Pant’s inspirational gibe, responded with a smile and ongoing bowling correctly to the Aussie nonetheless nevertheless still left-hander.’

Some Indian supporters took to Twitter to get in get in touch with with the sledge ‘epic’ and ‘brilliant’.

But a lot of imagined Pant skipped the mark.

India Today also took note of the lack of verbal banter from the Aussies.

‘Contrary to the prior India-Australia assortment, there has not been a outstanding give of speaking on the subject. The hosts, who are regarded for riling up opposition groups, virtually never ever engaged in any verbal exchanges with the Indian batsmen on Thursday.

The family staff has seemingly toned down their on-subject aggression, as going through truthful has alter out to be a prerequisite just pursuing the ball-tampering scandal that introduced disgrace to Australian cricket.

Worries professional been requested for about the Australian cricket existence design just pursuing their previous captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner professional been handed a one particular-12 months bans by Cricket Australia.’

 

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