India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant once again took the center stage with his funny interaction with the bowlers, caught on the stump mic when India clashed with England in the warm-up match at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai.
At the start of the 11th over, when Ashwin was on top of his mark, Rishabh Pant was heard speaking Hindi while enticing the off-spinner to try out his leg spin.
The wicket-keeper was hilarious with his voice and the manner in which he said, “Armaan pura karne ka yahi mauka hai. Leg spin karne ka. Mauka bhi hai, dastoor bhi hai”.
Rishabh Pant was urging Ashwin, who has returned to India’s white-ball setup after four years, to experiment with his leg-spin and other variations because this is a practice match.
Watch – Rishabh Pant Entices Ravi Ashwin To Try Out Leg-Spin vs England In Warm-Up Match:
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England batsmen attack Indian bowlers; Mohammed Shami strikes thrice
The intent was clear from the English batsmen right from the start of their innings. Openers Jos Buttler and Jason Roy got off to a flying start, first attacking Bhuvneshwar Kumar and then Mohammed Shami with powerful and innovative strokes before Shami dismissed both of them. England ended the powerplay at 51/2.
Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow then took up the mantle. The left-hander took boundaries off Jasprit Bumrah and Ravi Ashwin while the right-hander hammered Rahul Chahar. The leg-spinner then struck with the wicket of Malan.
Enter Liam Livingstone, who utterly took apart Chahar, smoking him for four fours and a maximum before getting yorked by Shami. Jonny Bairstow on the other end has continued batting in his gung-ho approach. At the time of writing, England are 130/4 at the 15-over mark.