Watch: Rishabh Pant’s spectacular Shawn Michaels ‘Kip-Up’ stunt

Watch: Rishabh Pant’s spectacular Shawn Michaels ‘Kip-Up’ stunt
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Rishabh Pant, the young Indian wicketkeeper-batsman who started the series with banter with Australian captain Tim Paine and became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test hundred, he has been thoroughly entertaining for cricket fans.

The new generation of cricketers has been very conscious about their fitness and Rishabh Pant is an excellent example of it. On Day Two of the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, he pulled off WWE star Shawn Michaels’ trademark ‘Kip Up’ to display his amazing athletic ability.

He was lying on his back during drinks break on Friday when he suddenly lifted his legs and pushed them upward. He was on his feet in no time. It requires an enormous amount of power and energy to pull off such a stunt.

He made his second Test century later that day and India declared their first innings on 622/7. He was unbeaten on 159, his career-best. He became the only second visiting wicket-keeper to register Test centuries both in England and Australia.

He also became the first wicket-keeper from the subcontinent to score over 200 runs and take 20 catches in a Test series.