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Watch Pant's cheeky banter against Cummins: 'It is not easy, someone is not saying'

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Rishabh Pant was trying to force Pat Cummins into playing a big shot against R Ashwin in the 76th over of the Australian innings.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Updated on: December 10, 2018 9:23 IST
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Rishabh Pant tried to unsettle Pat Cummins in the 76th over of the match

Rishabh Pant was at it again and this time Pat Cummins was facing the brunt of it at the Adelaide Oval.

With Pant chirping away behind the stumps, the broadcasters decided to leave the stump mic volume high and not commentate in a bid to listen in what the wicketkeeper had to say.

And it was nothing short of gold.

In the 76th over of the match, as Ravichandran Ashwin bowled to Cummins, he continued to try and force the Aussie to manufacture a shot as India looked to get the sixth wicket ahead of lunch.

The 20-year-old's main motif it seemed was to make Cummins go for the big shot and make him commit a mistake as the pacer settled in the middle.

However, it didn't work out as Cummins negotiated the over pretty well and took a single off the last ball of the over to open his account.

While there was nothing bad or abusive said, Pant's amusing choice of words did cause a laugh or too among the commentators and spectators.

This is the not the first time he has been heard trying to make something happen as Pant was also heard trying to demoralise Usman Khawaja during the first innings of the Test match.

Pant was heard saying "Not everyone is Pujara here, lads" during the 30th over of the Australian innings as the southpaw was batting following Shaun Marsh's dismissal right after lunch on day two of the Test match.

Khawaja was the set batsman and was looking to steady the ship for the home side much like Cheteshwar Pujara did on day one of the Test match at Adelaide Oval.

The southpaw looked all set for a big innings until he got a ripper from Ravichandran Ashwin and fell for a 125-ball 28 in the 40th over of the innings.

But, amidst all this, Pant also matched a record. In the first innings, he matched Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record of taking most catches (6) in an innings. In the second, he caught five more and overtook Wriddhiman Saha's tally of affecting the most number of dismissals in a Test match.

He equalled Jack Russell of England and South Africa's AB de Villiers, who have affected 11 dismissals each in a Test match