The fact why England had to have a better chance with the batting over India on Day One of the 3rd Test at Headingley in Leeds has been identified by Team India batsman Rishabh Pant. India were bowled out for 78 runs after opting to bat first. The hosts’ speed foursome swept through their batting order. Here is Pant About Mohammad Siraj Incident
Pant himself was nervous, and after scoring 2 off 9, he went out to Ollie Robinson. Eventually in the day, Roy Burns and Haseeb Hameed both scored half-centuries to ensure the Three Lions finished the day with a 42-run advantage and all of their 10 wickets.
Pant About Mohammad Siraj Incident
Despite Pant’s claim that employing a heavy roller drove the monsters off the pitch, the Indian hitters might have shown a little more tenacity in the face of adversity. In the continuing match, the left-hander also anticipated that his team will make mistakes in the 2nd innings.
“Yeah, a little bit, but not much. They took the heavy roller so the wicket was much more settled down and they batted nicely also. When we batted in the first innings, the wicket was slightly soft and they bowled well and we could have applied ourselves better”.
“As I said before, we are going to learn from our mistakes and move on to the next innings,” Pant was quoted as saying in the post-day press conference.
Somebody threw the ball inside on Siraj and he was very upset: Pant
Pant was also dissatisfied with the viewer’s attitude on Wednesday. Several spectators are said to have thrown plastic bags towards Mohammad Siraj, who was standing near the fence. According to Pant, Siraj was “extremely disturbed” by the incident.
“I think somebody threw the ball inside on Siraj and he was very upset. Yes, you can chant whatever you want but don’t throw things at the fielders. It’s not good for cricket,” Pant added.
Perhaps in the Border Gavaskar Trophy in 2020-21, the speedster had to deal with unfriendly crowds. Siraj struggled with the ball at Leeds, conceding 26 runs in 7 overs without taking a wicket.