Pant forays in Test cricket
He was drafted into the India A squad for their triangular series against England Lions and Windies A. He notched a couple of half-centuries, including one in the Final at the Kennington Oval in London. The impressive display of batting fetched him a place in the four-day team. The 20-year-old played a gutsy knock of 67 runs in 71 balls and helped India A to a victory against the Windies.
The senior team is scheduled to play five Tests against England, which starts from the first week of August and yesterday the management announced the squad. Pant also got his maiden Test call-up. Dinesh Karthik is the other keeper in the team and he is likely to be the first-choice keeper in the absence of Bengal cricketer Wriddhiman Saha.In the meantime, Danielle Wyatt, the English women’s cricketer, replied on the post and wished the Young Turk. She wrote, ”
Congrats Pantyyyy! well deserved”.Pant spotted the post and Wyatt’s reply and he thanked both of them for their warm wishes. He wrote, “Thanku”.