First of all, Pant’s century is special because it came in a tough situation. While other batters were struggling to tackle South Africa bowlers, Pant played with them all along. India got all-out for 198 runs in the second innings and Pant scored 100 off them. Even though the wickets kept falling on the other end, he remained positive and played cleverly to score a century and do his best for the team.
This happens to be Pant’s fourth Test century in his career. Also, he happens to be the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test century in South Africa. Pant is also the only Indian wicketkeeper who scored a Test century each in Australia, South Africa and England.Pant now has three away Test centuries. No other Indian wicketkeeper managed to score more than one away century in their respective entire Test careers. Pant also happens to score more Test hundreds (3) among Asian wicketkeepers in SENA (South Africa-England-New Zealand-Australia) countries. He is followed by Pakistan’s Moin Khan (2).
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