The incident took place in the first delivery of the 60s over bowled by Duanne Oliver when Rishabh Pant tried to change gears in search of big hits and thereby lost control of his bat.Rishabh Pant led India’s charge on Day 3 of the third and final Test against South Africa in Cape Town as he went on to slam his fourth ton in the longer format of the game. The left-handed batter scored an unbeaten 100 as India set a challenging 212-run target for the hosts in the series decider.
Pant, who scored runs at a healthy strike-rate, took just 133 deliveries to reach the triple-digit figure. Pant during his fine knock also won earned massive respect from fans online after his heart-warming gesture.
The incident took place in the first delivery of the 60th over bowled by Duanne Oliver when Pant tried to switch gears in search of big hits and in doing so he lost control of his bat. The batter did manage to get a connection as the ball flew towards the square-leg region while his bat flew in the other direction.
Soon after the moment, Pant rushed and picked his bat and started patting it before planting a kiss on it. The moment was appreciated by the fans as many took to social media to laud the gesture by Pant. Following the incident Pant asked for new pair of gloves in order to ensure that the bat doesn’t slip out of his hand again.