Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Picture by Alex Davidson/Getty Photos)

Former Pakistani tempo bowler Mohammad Asif has criticized English bowlers for not bowling effectively to Indian batter Rishabh Pant within the ongoing Take a look at match between England and India at Edgbaston. Pant scored a sensational century to rescue India from 98/5 to 416 runs of their first innings. He’s receiving a variety of reward from the cricketing neighborhood for his explosive knock of 146 runs off 111 balls with the assistance of 20 fours and 4 sixes.

However Asif feels that Pant did nothing extraordinary and credit England bowlers for his terrific knock. He stated that bowlers didn’t goal the left-handed batter’s weak space and likewise identified that Pant’s left hand doesn’t work.

“It was completely England bowlers’ fault as Pant did no wonders. He [Pant] has technical faults. His left hand doesn’t work however nonetheless, he managed to attain a century as a result of English bowlers didn’t bowl to him in his weak areas,” Mohammad Asif stated on the Twitter video.

I’m not in opposition to Pant: Mohammad Asif

Asif additionally slammed England for his or her determination to usher in a left-arm spinner (Jack Leach) to bowl the settled left-handed batting duo Pant and Ravindra Jadeja. Leach took 10 wickets within the final match in opposition to New Zealand, 5 wickets in every inning, however conceded 71 runs with no wicket in his 9 overs spell.

“I can’t identify people however England made a variety of errors. When Jadeja and Pant had been batting, they introduced in a left-arm spinner who wasn’t a super choice to bowl at that second. I’m not in opposition to Pant, however with such choices by the opposition, you get an edge to attain massive,” he added.

India put up 416 runs of their first innings after spectacular centuries for Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja. However they should tackle the difficulty of lack of runs from the highest order, who failed to attain 20 plus runs within the first innings. Former skipper Virat Kohli regarded sound however was unlucky to get out on an inside-edge clear bowled supply by Matthew Potts. Asif identified that Kohli must work more durable on his technical abilities.

“I identified Kohli’s technical fault a few years in the past however folks began calling me out. See at present, he hasn’t scored a century for a very long time now. I really like watching Kohli and regardless that he’s a giant participant than me. However technically, he must work more durable,” he concluded.



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