IND vs SL: It was difficult pitch and I decided to attack, says Rishabh Pant
IND vs SL: India won the two-match series 2-0 by defeating Sri Lanka by 238 runs in the second Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Rishabh Pant was a star performer in both the Mohali and Bengaluru Tests.
The wicketkeeper-batsman performed with both the bat and gloves. He scored 96 from 97 balls in the first Test in Mohali. Pant produced an attacking knock in the second Test, scoring 39 from 26 balls in the first innings and the quickest 50 by an Indian in a Test in the second innings, breaking Kapil Dev‘s mark of 30 balls set against Pakistan in Karachi in 1982.
“As a cricketer, you want to evolve. In the past, I have made a few mistakes, but I want to keep improving. My mindset is not the same, but it was a difficult pitch and I decided I had to attack the bowling early on, ” Pant said during the Post-match presentation ceremony.
Pant affected three dismissals with glove in the first Test and five in the second. His overall performance in the series earned him the title of ‘Player of the Series.’
“I think it’s more about confidence. I used to think too much about what I might miss. Now I am focusing on my process, ” said Rishabh Pant after getting the ‘Player of the Series award.