Watch: Man of the moment Rishabh Pant’s celebratory post after his heroics in the 3rd ODI

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Indian wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant took India over the line with his best ODI innings to date in the 3rd ODI against England which was also a series decider. The Indian team was in deep trouble when Pant’s majestic innings bailed them out.

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Rishabh Pant has an impeccable record in Test cricket and he is one of the best wicket keeper’s going around. But the left-hander is often criticized for his performances in white ball cricket as he is yet to leave a mark in this format. Before this game, Pant had played 26 ODIs and had failed to cross the 100-run mark. He also bagged the unwanted record of becoming the first wicketkeeper to score three ducks in a row in ODIs in SENA countries.

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However, when India was reeling at 72 for 4 while chasing 259 in the series decider, the youngster stepped up to score his maiden century in ODI at Manchester’s Old Trafford stadium.

Pant, along with Hardik, stitched a 133-run stand and batted England out of the game. Rishabh Pant also redeemed himself as three years ago on the same ground, he was unable to take India over the line against New Zealand in the semi-final.

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The 24-year-old shared pictures of him celebrating with his team moments after the victory. In his Instagram post, he can be seen with batting coach Vikram Rathore, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya, and skipper Rohit Sharma who had backed the youngster despite all the criticism.

 

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Rishabh Pant has made a habit of performing in series deciders and in the last match of the series. The left-hander is now set to fly to West Indies for the T20I series. Pant is rested for the three-match ODI series but is expected to feature in the T20s.

Highlights:

• Rishabh Pant’s maiden ODI hundred takes India over the line.

• Pant shares a celebratory post on Instagram.

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