Twitter bashes Rishabh Pant: Twitter poured severe criticism on the Indian wicket-keeper batsman for playing another rash shot.
During the third ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of West Indies at Port of Spain, India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant once again failed to capitalize on the chance provided to him. While it is not about Pant scoring heaps of runs, it is more about him literally throwing his wicket away very frequently.
It all happened in the on the fourth delivery of the 13th over when Pant’s attempt to play a big shot off West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen saw him mis-timing the ball to West Indies fast bowler Keemo Paul at long-off.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the same over, Pant ended up scoring 0 (1) as he put on display the audacity to play such a shot on the first ball that he faced. What was further disappointing that Pant has twice got out while rash shots with India captain Virat Kohli at the non-striker’s end.
With Kohli at the other end, Pant has twice missed the opportunity to play himself in under the captain’s shadow. Him scoring such shots without getting his eye in also put the team in further trouble. In the second ODI at the same venue, Pant was found wanting of doing the same.
In two ODI innings on this tour, Pant has scored 20 and 0. There is no hiding to the fact that his shot selection has made people think against him as India’s No. 4 batsman in ODIs.
Twitter bashes Rishabh Pant:
Don’t even need to check scorecard nowadays… Virat Kohli’s face usually tells everything about how Rishabh Pant gets out.
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) August 14, 2019
This is a shot that Rishabh Pant will want to forget but shouldn’t. It should remind him of how much ability he is wasting. He is a batsman-keeper, not the other way around, so his batting must speak for him even more.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 14, 2019
Rishabh pant wasting opportunities. shreyas Iyer grabbing em with both hands.
— अंकित जैन (@indiantweeter) August 14, 2019
Rishabh Pant is the overrated cricketer in Indian Cricket History. #WIvIND
— Sourav (@souravmitrovic) August 14, 2019
Rishabh Pant seriously needs to work on his horrible shot selection. Wicket keeping will get better by slowly gaining experience, not everyone is a born-genius. However, India still have to back him for long regardless of his mistakes as he’s the best bet right now. #WIvIND
— Ayush (@abasu0819) August 14, 2019
Rishabh Pant is not our No 4, He is our No 8. #INDvWI
— Bilal 🇮🇳 (@Ahmadbilal111) August 14, 2019
He throws away everything bat, ball, wicket, catch….match, and his future… one fine day (hopefully) he will realise his mistake. there is few more player like him.#RishabhPant
— anil kumar manikoth🐚 (@manilkumar73) August 15, 2019
— Rahul M Manthattil (@rahulmanthattil) August 14, 2019
— The amazing troller (@pranavkumarjh18) August 14, 2019
Rishabh Pant continues to do his very best to allow his DC captain Shreyas Iyer a crack at making the number four spot his own. Such heart-warming camaraderie 🙂 #WIvIND
— Yash Jha (@jhayash) August 14, 2019
If #RishabhPant is young then let him play domestic cricket and learn. In international cricket every team needs mature players.
— laxman meena🇮🇳 (@meena_laxman) August 15, 2019
#RishabhPant he is very careless cricketers, send him back to domestic circuit. Let him learn how to carry on the responsibility. Only after that he should be brought into the team.
Ishan kishan is a emerging prospect, he should be given an opportunity for at least one series. pic.twitter.com/pubrJKXS78
— Amruth jagtap (@Amruth_jagtap) August 15, 2019
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