Pant assist Ashwin verbally to dismiss Wadein 2nd Australia vs India test match
Pant assist Ashwin verbally to dismiss Wadein 2nd Australia vs India test match

Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant with his behind-the-stump guidance helps Ashwin to dismiss Matthew Wade in the 2nd Test against Australia.

After the defeat in the 1st Test match against Australia India seeks its all possible way to make a victory in the second test match. Team India makes a number of changes in its squad for the second match.

One of the important factors that India misses is its skipper’s service as Virat has granted paternity leave by BCCI. In his absence, Rahane leads the side in the remaining Test matches against Australia.

Pant Guides Ashwin to dismiss Wade 

Returning to the Indian Test team ahead of the 2nd Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rishabh Pant replaced a struggling Wriddhiman Saha as the wicket-keeper and instantly had an impact on the match.

Pant, known for being extremely vocal from behind the wicket and trying to help his bowlers as much as possible, Pant gave some excellent advice to Ashwin to dismiss Australia opener Matthew Wade in the 13th over of the first innings of the 2nd Test.

Trying to make Ashwin feel a bit out of his skin early in his bowling spell, Wade smashed the spinner for a sweeping boundary on the fourth ball of his second over.

This is when Pant realised that the Australian batter was trying to do and gave his two cents on the scenario.

“Andar hi rakhna, ye maarega (keep it at the stumps, he will hit),” Pant’s voice was picked up on the stump mics and that’s exactly what happened on the delivery that followed.

Jadeja – Gill Collision

Trying to intimidate Ashwin with a back-to-back boundary, Wade walked down the pitch to swing for a big one but ended up not connecting properly and the ball flew towards the leg where Ravindra Jadeja managed to catch it despite the chances of miscommunication with Shubman Gill fielding nearby.