India vs Australia: He’ll hit you for a six, he’ll babysit your kids: Fans come up with new song for Rishabh Pant - Watch
It was day for India to grind Australia down. Cheteshwar Pujara contiuned on his merry way, but fell short of his 4th double century by just 7 runs. However, this set the stage for Rishabh Pant and his belligerence.
After a cautious start to his innings, the spunky wicket-keeper opened his shoulders and took to the Australian bowling attack. He was calculated in his approach and with a slog sweep towards deep mid-wicket notched up his 2nd Test ton.
He exploded after this ton and this inspired a chant coming from the stands. The Bharat Army, which is a devoted fan group of the Indian cricket team came up with a song for the wicket-keeper.
‘We’ve got Pant
I just don’t think you’ll understand
He’ll hit you for a six
He’ll babysit your kids
We’ve got Rishab Pant’
This was also Pant’s 2nd Test century and he became the 10 visiting wicket-keeper to score a century in Australia. Also, he is only the 2nd Indian after Dattu Phadkar to score a century at number 7 position in Australia.
Earlier, India reached 389-5 at lunch. Starting from overnight 303-4, Pujara took his fifth-wicket partnership with Hanuma Vihari (42) to 101 runs.
Calm and collected number three Pujara was finally caught and bowled by spinner Nathan Lyon after a batting masterclass that spanned a day-and-a-half and 373 balls.