AUS vs IND: Rishabh Pant posted a video showcasing his gymnastics skills.© Twitter
With just a couple of days left in the start of the third Australia-India Test, players from both sides are giving their all in the gyms and net sessions to get themselves ready for the all-important clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground. With series locked at 1-1, a win for either side will ensure that they don’t lose the series. Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant on Tuesday took to Twitter and shared a video of himself working hard in the gym. However, unlike normal workout sessions, Pant’s routine was a bit unusual as he can be seen doing multiple front handsprings in the video — perhaps to improve his body movement. “Good day at the lab,” Pant captioned the video on Twitter.
Good day at the lab. pic.twitter.com/EkgtYrjhri
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) January 5, 2021
The attacking batsman also shared a couple of videos on his Instagram story doing some leg exercise using dumbbells.
After warming the bench in the first Test against Australia which India lost by eight wickets, Pant was included in the playing XI for the second Test at Adelaide and he scored 29 runs off 40 balls in the first innings. He didn’t get to bat in the second innings as India won the match by eight wickets to level the series.
Having done enough, Pant is expected to retain his place in the side for the third Test match which is set to start on January 7. The Indian team is expected to make a couple of changes to their starting XI — one each in the batting and bowling department — for the third Test in Sydney.
Opener Rohit Sharma is all but certain to make a comeback after injury, while Umesh Yadav’s injury has vacated a place in the fast-bowling attack — with Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan and Navdeep Saini all in contention for a single spot.
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