India head coach Ravi Shastri lavished praise on wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant for his counterattacking hundred on the second evening of the fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad. Virat Kohli’s men sealed a 3-1 series win and a spot in the World Test Championship final. “Yesterday’s (Friday’s) innings was the best counterattacking innings I have seen in India,” said Shastri about Pant’s 101.

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“It was a two-phase innings. He built a partnership with Rohit (Sharma) playing against his nature – to do that is not easy – and to turn it on after 50. His keeping has been magnificent as well.”

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