On 17 July 2022, India and England met each other at Old Trafford in Manchester for the three-match ODI series decider. Previously, India won the first one while England managed to win the second match convincingly. However, Rishabh Pant’s maiden ODI Ton helped India to clinch the series from England.
While chasing a target of 260 runs, Rishabh Pant played a gem of a knock where he score 125* runs off 113 balls, including 16 fours and two sixes. This knock earned him the player of the match award and he was awarded a champagne bottle for further celebration. But, an interesting incident took place between him and former India coach, Ravi Shastri as the video got viral. It got circulated quickly over Twitter.
Here is the shared video:
— Tejesh R. Salian (@tejrsalian) July 17, 2022
Rishabh Pant also became the highest run-scorer in this series against England
Speaking of that video, the incident took place when the post-match presentation was going on. Ravi Shastri was busy speaking as a pundit while Rishabh came and shook hands with Shastri. Then, he gave Shastri his champagne bottle and Ravi Shastri also showed that to the available Indian crowd. Interestingly, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan also offered the same but the former India coach just smiled and didn’t take the bottle.
Speaking of the match, England was asked to bat first as India won the toss. England openers dealt a major blow as Mohammed Siraj bowled a double-wicket maiden over by picking up the wickets of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow for ducks. Their skipper, Jos Buttler came up with a handy score of 60 runs which helped them to reach 259 runs. However, they batted for 45.5 overs only as they got bundled out for that score.
Hardik Pandya was the star of the show as he picked up four wickets in his seven overs. He also shone with the bat as he smashed a vital 71-run knock from 55 balls. He and Rishabh built a solid partnership of 133 runs to shift the momentum back to India after another failure of the top-order batters. Finally, Pant was unbeaten as he made sure that India won the series at a margin of 2-1 with 47 balls to spare.