Indian wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant hit a wicketkeeper with a reverse sweep shot earlier this year and slipped against England’s James Anderson and Joffra Archer. Pant was in the headlines for his shot, and his shot was praised by many veterans. Pant’s shot is so appealing, now Australian legendary batsman Steve Smith wants to steal the famous shot of the Indian wicketkeeper batsman. Smith was answering fan questions on social media. At this point, a fan asked if he could steal a batsman’s shot and which batsman he wanted to steal.
The Australian batsman, while answering fan questions, said he would love to hit Rishabh Pant’s awkward shot if given the chance. The left-handed batsman played a reverse sweep shot against the wicketkeeper against James Anderson and Joffra Archer earlier this year. Cricketers and fans were quite surprised by this shot. Smith said, ‘I want to get Rishabh Pant’s reverse sweep shot from the slip up against the new ball. He is a wonderful cricketer.
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Smith is part of the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 and will have another chance to learn shots from Rishabh Pant when he plays with the Panthers for the second leg of the UAE League. Rishabh Pant was recently seen as a Kovid-19 positive. But, now he has recovered from it and is ready to join the India team. Pant can be rested from a three-day warm-up game against County Selections XI starting July 20. After practice, India will play a five-match Test series against England from August 4 and will be part of the Pant team in that series.