Cape Town Test: When centurion Rishabh Pant apologized with his bat, know why he did it

Cape Town Test: When centurion Rishabh Pant apologized with his bat, know why he did it

 Team India's wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored a brilliant century against South Africa in the third and final Test being played in Cape Town . On one hand, while the other batsmen of Team India were seen battling in front of the African bowlers, the left-handed batsman batted fearlessly and hit six fours and four sixes. On the basis of this innings, Team India gave a target of 212 runs to the hosts. Second innings Team India was all out for 198 runs. Pant played an innings of 98 not out. During this innings, the wicket-keeper batsman was once seen apologizing with the bat.

The matter is of the 60th over. South African fast bowler Duane Olivier was bowling. Pant tried to hit a strong shot using the steps in this over. During this, the bat came out of his hand and fell towards the square leg. After this he was seen 'kissing and apologizing' to the bat. However, this is not the first time that Pant has lost his bat while trying to play a strong shot. This video and photo is becoming quite viral on social media. Rajasthan Royals, the franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has also commented on this.

Rajasthan Royals tweeted a photo of it and said, 'Take care of your bat and it will take care of you. Brilliant century from Rishabh Pant. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant once again registered his name in history by scoring a century in South Africa. It was his fourth Test century and he took 133 deliveries to reach his century, while wickets kept falling at the other end. He now has Test centuries in England, Australia and South Africa to his name. Four Indian keepers have scored a total of seven centuries outside Asia. Pant has made three of them (one each in England, Australia and South Africa).

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'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

 There is no doubt that if Virat Kohli wanted, he could have captained the Indian Test team for some time, but perhaps worried about his batting, Kohli decided to leave the captaincy. Now Virat Kohli will be able to perform better for the Indian team as a batsman without any pressure. Remind you that former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar also left the captaincy of the Indian team in the year 2000 because it affected his batting and then he continued to play for India for 13 years. 

After Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain, BCCI and its officials wished him all the best for his future ahead and appreciated what he has done for the country as a captain. At the same time, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to leave the captaincy of the Test team. He said that he could have captained the Indian Test team for two-three years now. Dhumal was quoted by News18 as saying that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to step down from the captaincy either from the BCCI side or the selectors. It is completely his decision which we respect, but if he wanted, he could have taken the team further as Test captain for two-three years. 

Let us tell you that after the defeat in the Test series against South Africa, Virat Kohli had announced to step down as the captain of the Test team through social media on Saturday. In his post, he thanked the BCCI and said that he would be grateful for the opportunity he got to lead the country. At the same time, he also thanked former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri and in the last expressed his gratitude to MS Dhoni, saying that Mahi had reposed faith in his captaincy. 

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