Ishan Kishan thanks Rishabh Pant after maiden Test fifty

India wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan has thanked Rishabh Pant after his maiden Test fifty against West Indies on Sunday beaide revealing that the duo had a conversation at the NCA before the beginning of the West Indies series.

Notably, Pant has been on his way to recovery from the horrific car accident that happened on December 30, 2022 and rehabilitation is being closely monitored by the BCCI, who last week reported that the cricketer had made significant progress.

On Sunday, Kishan had played a fantastic knock against hosts West Indies on the fourth day of the second and final Test.

Speaking after the end of fourth day’s play on Sunday, Kishan thanked Pant and revealed that the two had a chat at the NCA as the former was preparing for the ongoing series.

“I was at NCA before coming here. I was practising there and Rishabh was also there for his rehab. He just got a few points for me. He asked me to you know, the bat position and everything because he had seen me playing with him. We have played together so many matches. We have been together since U-19.

“So he knows how I play, what my mindset is. So you just help me a little bit with my bat position and everything, so otherwise I think I also wanted someone to tell me a few things about my batting and it was a great time for him to come and chat with me and really thankful for that,” said Kishan.

On the fourth day, the home team began the proceedings in a promising position at 229 for 5 however, they lost the last five wickets for just 26 runs.

India, with a lead of 183, then set the hosts a challenging victory target of 365. In response, the hosts ended the fourth day at 76 for 2, with Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Jermaine Blackwood at the crease.

The home side now need another 289 runs for victory on the fifth and final day of the second Test.

However, weather could play a big role in determining the outcome of the second Test on Monday as there is reportedly an 80 per cent chance of showers during the daytime.

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