The flamboyant Rishabh Pant took his senior bowling colleagues to the cleaners with an unbeaten century while opener Shubman Gill also warmed up with a polished 85 during the Indian team's intra-squad match simulation over the last two days. (More Cricket News)
The two teams are being led by Virat Kohli and KL Rahul with all the first team batsmen packed in one side and the regular bowlers on the other, with reserves like Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha and Hanuma Vihari.
Captain vs Captain at the intra-squad match simulation.
What do you reckon happened next?June 12, 2021
Pant, who has been in the form of his life, hammered every bowler including the spinners in his unbeaten 121 off 94 balls.
Opening the batting with Rohit Sharma, Gill scored 85 off 135 balls.
Pant's sparkling knock and Gill getting into the rhythm augur well for the Indians who are expected to play another short intra-squad simulation game in the coming days.
It's Day 2 of the intra-squad match simulation.
After @RealShubmanGill got a steady start with 85 off 135 deliveries, @RishabhPant17 found his groove with a 121* off 94 deliveries.@ImIshant leads the pack with 3/36 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/YRNsVjweDt— BCCI (@BCCI) June 12, 2021
It is learnt that the first team batsmen had multiple opportunities to bat even after getting out as it was match simulation.
Kohli's team was only troubled by veteran pacer Ishant Sharma who returned the best figures of 3 for 36.
On the second day, the BCCI uploaded video footage of skipper Kohli rolling his arm over after a long time, bowling his gentle seam up stuff to Rahul.