Here, I will talk about the lack of match awareness or inflexibility which Rishabh Pant took that spoiled India's chances of a famous win against Australia.

Share This Post

Yesterday, #RishabhPant became the hero in Australia, hitting a swashbuckling 97 in a saving cause. However, he could have catapulted all his heroes – Sachin, Dravid, Gavaskar & to become a superhero.

But, he failed. How big was the opportunity?

India was back to the wall & had to bat out all day to save the test. And thanks to fighting innings from Pant, Pujara, Vihari and Ashwin, we did, playing out the longest 4th innings in the last 40 years.

However, Pant could have made it bigger by winning the match for us.

It was his innings which took the fight to Australians & put them in the backfoot creating a spread-out field. With tiring bowlers, a score of 157 with a run rate of under 3 was well within grasp.

If he had made us win, he would have been the first to hit a 4th innings century in Australia on a winning cause. The current best is Dravid’s 72 in the famous 2011 Adelaide win where he made 233 in the 1st innings.

He had already ridden his luck with 2 dropped chances to reach 97. Call it lack of match awareness or inflexibility he took one risk too many by going for yet another six & spoiled India’s chances of a famous win.

I may be expecting too much from a 23-year-old, but such opportunities come once in a lifetime.

#PowerWriterChallenge #cricket #AusvsInd

PS. Click Here to Join  The Power Writer’s Club For Free, to know more about power writing from me and those participating in the 7Day Power Writing challenge.


Join Our Impossible Gang

Submit your email to get the most real, inspiring Impossible stories right in your inbox every week.

More To Explore

Impossible Stories

The Impossible Coach – Syed Abdul Rahim

Born on August 17, 1909, in Hyderabad. Rahim started his career as a teacher and a football coach in Hyderabad. He quickly gained a reputation for his innovative coaching methods and deep understanding of the game. His early work laid the foundation for his later success on the national stage. Rahim’s journey in football is a story of passion, dedication, and remarkable achievements against the odds.


The Impossible Number – ZERO

The introduction of zero democratised mathematics, making it accessible to a broader audience and no longer confined to the elite. It allowed for the accurate recording of large numbers and facilitated more complex computations. The impact of zero extended far beyond mathematics; it played a crucial role in the development of science, engineering, and technology.

Share Your Thoughts About this Article?

Drop us a line at [email protected]