Axar Patel responds hilariously after Rishabh Pant terms himself as ‘shareef ladka’

The Delhi Capitals celebrates the wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad of Chennai Superkings during match 7 of season 13, Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on the 25th September 2020. Photo by: Saikat Das / Sportzpics for BCCI

The current Indian team shares a great camaraderie. They often pull each other’s legs and play pranks. One such incident was seen between the Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and left-arm spinner Axar Patel. Both are currently with the Indian Test team in the United Kingdom. 

While Rishabh Pant is the first choice wicketkeeper of the team, Axar is sitting on the bench as Ravindra Jadeja is the Indian team’s first-choice spinner at the moment.

On Sunday, Rishabh Pant posted a picture on his official Instagram account where he could be seen in casual wear. Pant captioned the post as: “Class ka sabse shareef ladka”, which translates to “the most well-mannered boy in the class.”

The picture was captured by Axar Patel. He hilariously replied to the post “wo jo hai photo le raha tha,” meaning “The well-mannered boy is the one who took the picture.” Fast bowler Ishant Sharma also took a dig at Axar with a cheeky reply. All three of these players play for the same IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. Hence, these players know each other really well and will know who is innocent and who is not.

Virender Sehwag gives Rishabh Pant a piece of advice

Virender Sehwag

Rishabh Pant is having an average series by his standards. His scores so far in the series are 25, 37 and 22. These indicate that he has got a start in all of his innings. But he has failed to convert it into a big score.

Meanwhile, Virender Sehwag has a piece of advice for Pant which can help him convert his starts into a big score. Sehwag feels that Pant needs to avoid going forward against the England bowlers all the time.

“He will also have to understand, as he keeps playing cricket going forward, that he is uncomfortable against that line and length or he gets out. So he will have to improve there. Either he has to leave them or hit them. It is not that the ball was going away too much with the angle; it is near the off stump. But if it comes in from there, he is neither going to get LBW nor be bowled.”

Rishabh will now be seen in the third test which will be on Wednesday 25th August. India will be playing at Headingley, Leeds after almost 19 years.


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