The current Test between India and England at Edgbaston has seen the visitors dominate for the most part, with a dominant 257-run lead in the second innings. However, this was not the case on the first day, when the Indian top-order disintegrated in front of England’s pacers, and India was reduced to 98/5 in their first innings at one point. However, a superb 222-run stand for the sixth wicket between Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja drew India back into the game, and it has been mainly one-way traffic since then.

Pant, renowned for his daring attitude, rose to the situation with a superb counter-attacking knock, scoring 146 runs in only 111 balls. On the other hand, Jadeja was a superb second fiddle to Pant and, after his removal, seized over and helped India pile up an astounding 416/10 in their first inning. Jadeja also completed his tonne before being removed by James Anderson for 104 (194), which included 13 fours.

Soon after their separate innings, both cricketers gained widespread acclaim, and the next to join the bandwagon was South Africa’s AB de Villiers. In a tweet, the ex-cricketer reminded his supporters that he hasn’t been able to watch much cricket lately, but he did manage to see the highlights of the current India-England Test with the little time he had. When asked about the match, De Villiers said the “counterattack partnership” between Jadeja and Pant was among the greatest he had seen in the red-ball format.

I haven’t been home and missed most of the cricket action. I’ve finished viewing the highlights. ” That counterattack partnership from @RishabhPant17 and @imjadeja is right up there with the greatest I’ve ever seen in TestCricket! ” said the former South African cricketer.