Pant was seen getting permission from Rohit Sharma, who in turn replied, “Maar de, aur kya.”
India and England faced each other in the second T20I of the three-match series at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Leading the series 1-0, India looked to double it in this game and remained successful to win the match by 49 runs. But what caught the eye in the second game was Rishabh Pant’s hilarious question to his opening partner Rohit Sharma in the first over, which was recorded on the microphone.
After winning the toss, England captain Jos Buttler put India on top. Indian captain Rohit Sharma had no problem with that as he wanted to bat first. He opened the batting with his new partner in the top order – Rishabh Pant. David Willey took charge of the ball in the first over, but Pant faced a bit of a problem as the pacer bowled his third ball of the over.
Pant was on strike after Rohit Sharma took a single off the second delivery. Punt hit the ball towards the off side and went for an easy single off the third ball, but David Willey got in the way, which took the wicket of the batsman. After completing the run, Pant was heard saying to Sharma “Yeh saamne aa gaya yaar, saamne aa gaya”, meaning he came out ahead of me (while running).
Informing the same, Pant asked him, “Takkar maar du kya?” i.e. should I hit him if he comes in the way and Rohit Sharma replied “Maarde aur kya” (obviously hit him why not). The hilarious conversation was recorded on a microphone when a Twitter user shared a video of the situation:
Here is a hilarious conversation between Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma
Rishabh Pant asks “takkar mardu kya” 😭😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/4I4bIEx0ZJ
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Talking about India’s innings, Sharma and Pant got off to a good start as they used an aggressive approach right from the start but failed to harness the energy and gave away their wickets to English debutant Richard Gison early. England continued to pick wickets at regular intervals to break India’s momentum, but a restrained batting performance by the middle and lower order batsmen helped India post a defendable 170 runs and eventually win the game thanks to a complete bowling performance.