The latest visit to England, which was played using white balls, saw Team India put up a commanding showing. While the Rohit Sharma-led team defeated England in the T20I series by a score of 2-1, the team maintained composure in the ODI series finale to overcome the hosts by a score of the same. India struggled in the 261-run chase in the series finale, losing its illustrious top three of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli for a combined total of 35.

However, the talented young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (125*) saved India by partnering with Hardik Pandya (71) to put up a 133-run partnership. In the end, Pant scored the winning runs as India completed the goal in only 42.1 overs.

Following his first ODI century, Pant received a tonne of acclaim from both current and previous cricketers. On Tuesday, Pakistan’s famed paceman Shoaib Akhtar praised the young wicketkeeper-batter as well.

“He is not frightened. He possesses the cut shot, pulls shot, and reverse sweep. Akhtar added on his own YouTube channel, “He won the match in Australia, he won the match here (in England), and he led India to a series win.

The pacer, affectionately known as the “Rawalpindi Express,” did, however, also counsel Pant to lose weight. He has a little excess weight. I’m hoping he handles it. because India has a huge market. He has terrific looks. He may become a model and make millions of dollars. Because there is a lot of investment invested in someone who becomes a celebrity in India, added Akhtar.