Rishabh Pant run-out: The Indian wicket-keeper batsman became victim of a suicidal run at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
During the third T20I of the ongoing England’s tour of India in Ahmedabad, India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant’s decision to respond to captain Virat Kohli’s call resulted in his dismissal.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 12th over when Pant and Kohli ran an unnecessary third run to add to India’s woes. Pant, who played England all-rounder Sam Curran towards the deep point region, ran a couple of runs without any discomfort.
Having said that, England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler failing to collect the ball properly saw Kohli showing interest in a third run. Pant, who was way into the crease at the batting end, had to pay the price of not refusing Kohli as completing a third run was always going to be daunting task for him.
Realizing on time that the Indian batsmen are wanting to sneak a third run, Buttler threw the ball to Curran at the non-striker’s end as the latter easily affected a run-out.
Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the sixth over, Pant departed after scoring 25 (20) with the help of three fours. With India already losing three wickets after being put in to bat by England captain Eoin Morgan, they needed Pant to play a long hand at the Narendra Modi Stadium tonight.
Rishabh Pant run-out vs England
Running with Virat Kohli is an extreme sport. #INDvENG
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) March 16, 2021
I wish Kohli would stop conducting Yo-Yo tests during an actual match.#INDvENG
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) March 16, 2021
So Kohli called Pant for a second run before eventually realising Pant was about five yards beyond the stumps. He hesitated, could have said ‘no’ but kept on running.
— John Etheridge (@JohnSunCricket) March 16, 2021
Pant’s run out unfortunate. He was looking in great touch and partnership with Kohli was blooming. High risk run in the circumstances but Kohli always seeking opportunities to score. His teammates should be aware of this
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 16, 2021
Never run off a miss-field. How many times were we told that as kids? And in club cricket.
— Martin Emmerson (@Martycricket) March 16, 2021
Terrible running, India gifted the wicket there, Pant should have said no to Kohli.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 16, 2021
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