India are currently competing Down Under against the Aussies in a Test series, somewhere where they have had very limited success in their overall history.
However, they certainly don’t appear to be feeling any kind of pressure right now after winning the first Test in Adelaide.
Although it was an impressive victory for the tourists, it was the stump mic being turned on during the Test that provided a lot of top class entertainment.
With Australia struggling at 162-6, attempting to reach the target of 323 set by the Indian batsmen, Pat Cummins entered the fray and India’s young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant wasted no time in introducing him to the heat of the game.
Pant started by shouting: “Let’s see some sixes, come on Patty,” before reaffirming that it is “not easy to play here”.
In the most outrageous piece of provocation, 21-year-old Pant even used his own bowler’s shortcomings to mock the Australian batsman.
“Not putting away the bad balls here, come on lads,” Pant gleefully cried out.
Neither of the commentators spoke for the entire over, proving how entertained and engrossed people were with Pant’s taunting.
It’s usually the Australian’s who get pleasure out of that side of the game, which made it more interesting for Pant to try this while on tour in Australia.
Pant claimed it would be very hard for Cummins to “survive” and despite getting off the mark with a single at the end of the over and putting up some resistance to India’s impressive performance, Cummins eventually fell with Australia on 177-7.
India went on to clinch victory by 31 runs and claim their first Test victory in Australia in a decade.
The next Test is in Perth and the Baggy Greens will be hoping to bounce back and get themselves on the board in their first home Test series since the ball-tampering scandal.
It will definitely be interesting to see the reaction of the Aussies around the bat when Pant comes to the crease.