Updated June 6th, 2024 at 23:48 IST

Rishabh Pant leaves F1 star Oscar Piastri in awe with his 'Outrageous' unorthodox six in IND vs IRE

Rishabh Pant played his first T20I in two years on Wednesday against Ireland at the Nassau County International Stadium.

Reported by: Prateek Arya
Rishabh Pant and Oscar Piastri | Image:Disney+Hotstar/AP
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Following the unfortunate turn of events that kept him out of the field for one and a half years, Rishabh Pant has made a thumping return to the international scene. The left-hander batter made it to the Team India World Cup squad on the back of an impressive comeback in IPL. In the process, Pant played his first T20I in two years on Wednesday against Ireland at the Nassau County International Stadium.

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Rishabh Pant pulled off a special un-orthodox shot to finish the India vs Ireland ICC T20 World Cup game

Chasing a score of 97 runs, Victory was in the bag for India and it was a matter of by how many wickets they will win the match. The opening pair of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma could not go beyond contributing 22 runs together. Kohli's early departure brought Rishabh Pant to the crease at number 3. Pant showed positive intent from the outset. He formed a 69-run stand with Rohit Sharma, who successfully completed yet another fifty. As a formality was required in the end, Pant stepped up and played a memorable glory shot to take India past the target.

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The left-hander is known to pull off orthodox shots from nowhere and showcased the abundant talent he possesses by playing a jaw-dropping orthodox shot.

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Oscar Piastri was impressed with Rishabh Pant's shot

Among the millions of enthusiasts who witnessed Pant's extraordinary Strokeplay, McLaren's F1 driver Oscar Piastri was also a part. Piastri, who in the past has exhibited his support to Rishabh Pant's IPL franchise Delhi Capitals, described this shot as "outrageous." Piastri's opinion was highlighted in the comment section of the Instagram post of ICC, which featured six hit by Rishabh Pant.

 

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Published June 6th, 2024 at 23:48 IST