Pant Is Aggressive, He’ll Think Outside The Box: Anderson

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Regardless of the match scenario, England fast bowler James Anderson praised Indian wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant for his attacking style of play. Pant entered to batting in the current Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham following India lost 4 early wickets for 15 runs in 35 balls. The left-hander, on the other hand, was undisturbed by the scenario and prepared to take on the English bowlers. Let’s look at Anderson Lauds Rishabh Pant.

Anderson Lauds Rishabh Pant

Pant moved down the line and flighted the ball over the off-side with only his 4th delivery against Anderson. Despite the fact that he didn’t reach the boundary, he hit three home runs. As Pant came to bat, Anderson claimed that the English had a good notion of what he was going to do.

“We’ve got a taste of what he was planning to do. He used his feet on the third ball he faced today. We know the way he’s going to play. He’s aggressive, he’ll think outside the box. He might play the odd shot that’s out of the ordinary and we just have to accept that he’s a fantastic player, fantastic talent,” Anderson was quoted as saying after the 2nd day’s play.

If Pant keeps charging me then I’ll bowl my best ball: Anderson 

On Day 2, Anderson, having turned 39 a few days earlier, was at the top form. Cheteshwar Pujara and Indian captain Virat Kohli were both bowled by the ace. Jos Buttler grabbed both of his wickets as they came off the outer edges.

Anderson didn’t give up many runs, though, conceding only 15 runs in 13.4 overs at a 1.10 average rating. When it comes to Pant, the experienced has stated that he will not be frightened by the left-handed pitcher’s purpose with the bat.

“So, all we have got to do is concentrate on our areas as much as we can, keep bowling our best ball even when he’s doing different things to try and put us off. We’ve just got to hope he nicks one and that’s all we can do because, as I said, he’s a great player. We have nothing specific planned for him. If he keeps charging me then I’ll bowl my best ball, that’s all we can do,” he added.