Rishabh Pant said he was pleased to contribute to India’s win as the hosts won the final T20 at Chennai to whitewash the West Indies 3-0. Pant scored a half-century and along with Shikhar Dhawan’s 92 enabled India to get over the finish line.
"I am feeling lucky today because after a long time I got runs in T20s for India, its special, considering the conditions today. Me and Shikhar bhai were discussing how it would be difficult for the new batsman to come and score. I decided to play according to the situation. I am happy to contribute to a winning cause," said Pant after the match, which ended in a last-ball thriller.
Shikhar Dhawan, who was adjudged the man of the match, added, "I finally got a big score. I was happy with the 43 in the last game as well. The key was to stay till the end when we lost two wickets. Really happy with the way Rishabh and I played. I knew that he was going after the bowlers and I had to play the anchor role. He hit some amazing sixes and then I joined the party. It is a big score, I'm very happy.
On the constant debate over his place, Dhawan added, It doesn't matter to me what people say, I just back myself and my batting.”
--By A Cricket Correspondent