The 19 year old Rishabh Pant, who through his mesmerizing performances in the IPL and the U-19 World Cup got a call up for the recently concluded India’s tour of West Indies.
The tour consisted of a five match ODI series and a one-off T20 match.
Pant was named on the substitutes bench for the ODI series versus the Windies, which concluded in India’s favour.
Occasionally, he was seen on the field as a substitute for other players.
He finally got his chance to prove his worth as he was given an opportunity in the playing XI for the One-Off T20I match.
Unfortunately, Pant and Team India had a bad day as the West Indies won the match in an emphatic fashion.
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Pant, failed to grab the golden opportunity as he was just able to score 38 runs off 35 balls which included 2 fours and a six at a strike rate of 108.57 .
To make it much worse for him, the runs scored by him in this game was the joint 2nd fewest by an Indian in a T20I innings after playing 35 balls.
Ravindra Jadeja’s 25 runs vs England in 2009 WT20 is the fewest runs to be scored by an Indian in a T20I innings having faced 35 and more balls.
This loss is bound to send Team India and Rishabh Pant back to the drawing board to re-strategize their tactics and techniques for the upcoming matches.