Rishabh Pant, scored his second Test hundred and became the first Indian wicket-keeper to do so, on the second day of the fourth and last match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.Pant who will be remembered in context of the 4-match Test series against Australia for his chirps behind the stumps, let the bat do all the talking on day 2 in Sydney.Pant whose previous best in the series was 39 that he scored in the Melbourne Test, came out all guns blazing on Friday. Pant took the attack to the Australian bowlers as he kept dancing down the pitch to hit the Australian spinners over the infield for boundaries and runs.Before the start of play Pant was helped by Virat Kohli, as the Indian skipper gave the keeper a few throw downs.Kohli to Pant – Just helping out his mate go through the drills #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/BkCvdpqAslBCCI (@BCCI) January 3, 2019Pant even inspired the Indian fans to sign his name from the stands in a special chant.”We’ve got Pant… Rishab Pant… I just don’t think you’ll understand… He’ll hit you for a six… He’ll babysit your kids… We’ve got Rishab Pant”- The Bharat ArmyPant has been involved in a banter fest with his opposite number from the Australian team, Tim Paine. The Australian captain has had plenty to say to Indian batsmen in the ongoing Test series. Not one to take a backward step, Pant has also given it back to the Australians.advertisementIn Perth, Paine provoked Pant with a dig that was caught on the stump microphone: “Tell you what big MS is back in the one-day squad. Should get this bloke down to Hurricanes… They need a batter. “Fancy that extend you Aussie holiday, beautiful town Hobart too… get him a waterfront apartment. Have him over for dinner.”Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids.”Sure enough days later, Pant accepted the challenge and was photographed with Tim Paine’s wife and their two kids. The Indian and Australian cricket teams had been invited to the Australian Prime Minister’s house on January 1.Also Read | Pujara’s mammoth 193 sixth highest score by an Asian in AustraliaAlso Read | Clarke, Hussey weigh in on Vihari’s controversial dismissal: Don’t think he was outAlso Read | Siddle, Lyon and Khawaja back as Australia announce ODI squad for series vs India
Arsenal Ex-Arsenal star Rosicky announces retirement Russell Greaves 19:08 12/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images Arsenal Premier League Czech Liga Sparta Praha The former Czech Republic international admits he has been unable to keep up with the professional game and has ended an illustrious career Former Arsenal star Tomas Rosicky has announced his retirement after succumbing to the rigours of professional football at the age of 37.The Czech midfielder won silverware with the Gunners, Borussia Dortmund and Sparta Prague, where he started and ended a career that spanned 18 years.He also won 105 caps for his country, leaving him third on the all-time list behind only Petr Cech and Karel Poborsky. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “After careful consideration I have realised I am no longer able to fully prepare my body for what professional football requires,” Rosicky said at a press conference on Wednesday.”I would like to thank Sparta for raising me, for being the first step in my career in big clubs, and for allowing me to say goodbye at the place I love the most.”Tomáš Rosický has retired from professional football.Details https://t.co/6jhwTxIhjz pic.twitter.com/r60VXw95Hn— AC Sparta Prague (@ACSparta_EN) December 20, 2017Rosicky, who returned to Sparta in August last year, will be best remembered for the decade he spent with Arsenal, where he won two FA Cups.He was a Bundesliga champion with Dortmund in 2001-02, having won two Czech First League titles at Sparta.