Twitter reactions on Rishabh Pant’s sloppy wicket-keeping: Twitter was furious with the rookie wicket-keeper missing several chances.
During the fourth ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India at Mohali, India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant’s shambolic wicket-keeping saw him alluring severe criticism from all ends. Pant missed as many as two stumping dismissals and a tough catch to continually err in the second innings.
The lowest point of Pant’s presence in the match came when the hostile crowd at Mohali started to chant “Dhoni Dhoni” in a bid to lash out at Pant. Replacing the veteran cricketer in the playing XI today, it was the first time that Pant had kept wickets in ODIs.
During the tour of Australia earlier this year, Pant had played a record-breaking series as far as his wicket-keeping was concerned. Not that he had limited skills as a wicket-keeper, tonight was more a case when he probably erred in the wrong manner and at the wrong time.
With the bat in hand in the first innings, Pant played a vital innings towards the slog overs. Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 40th over, Pant ended up scoring 36 (24) with the help of four fours and a six.
While Pant missed a stumping chance to dismiss Australia middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb in the 39th over, he missed another one off Yuzvendra Chahal to dismiss Ashton Turner in the 44th over. With him also giving an extra run in the same over invited plentiful criticism.
With both Handscomb and Turner emerging as Australia’s heroes for the match, it was the primary reason why Pant was at the receiving end of disapproval. Being considered as a potential replacement for MS Dhoni, Pant was slammed with respect to the same on social media platform Twitter.
How Twitter reacted:
Stop searching Dhoni-the keeper in Rishabh Pant. He’s work in progress. The question should be—Is he worth investing in?
My answer—YES. #IndvAus
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 10, 2019
Rishabh Pant misses the stumping.
And crowd chants ‘Dhoni.. Dhoni’.. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MYnKjBD8tj
— DHONIsm™ ❤️ (@DHONIism) March 10, 2019
Rishabh Pant misses the stumping and crowd chants ‘Dhoni.. Dhoni’. But its hard on the young man. Let’s allow him to get settled in ODI cricket.
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 10, 2019
Rishabh Pant is just four games old in ODI cricket and chanting Dhoni name when he missed the stumping is completely unfair…. Let him have his own space!
— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) March 10, 2019
Everyone can’t be Dhoni !
Rishabh Pant is looking like a fool here!#IndvsAus
— Shekhar 🇮🇳 (@Shekhar_O7) March 10, 2019
Behind the stumps, Rishabh Pant is all mouth and no glove… #INDvAUS
— Tunku Varadarajan (@tunkuv) March 10, 2019
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) March 10, 2019
Rishabh Pant misses stumps
MS Dhoni: pic.twitter.com/wbGKdbgzEF
— Vivek Anand (@Vivek_Anand10) March 10, 2019
#INDvAUS Poor show of Rishabh Pant
— Being Indian. (@tkashyap007) March 10, 2019
— Yash Srivastav (@HitmanYash) March 10, 2019
Dhoni Dhoni trending even when he is not playing shows the standards the legend has set. Young Rishabh Pant will learn day by day and anyways for WC it’s Thala Dhoni who is donning the WK Gloves. So let’s keep calm and back our player. Mistakes happen. #IndvAus
— Saravanan Hari 🏏 (@CricSuperFan) March 10, 2019
That awkward moment when Rishabh Pant misses stumping and crowd chants “Dhoni Dhoni”. 🙊#INDvAUS
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) March 10, 2019
Rishabh Pant is just four games old in ODI cricket and chanting Dhoni name when he missed the stumping is completely unfair…. Let him have his own space! #INDvAUS
— Siddu (@dilip_0235) March 10, 2019
— This is Me (@scorpioyadav) March 10, 2019
What a scene here at Mohali !
Rishabh Pant tried to copy Dhoni’s style but failed & the Crowd Started Chanting Dhoni Dhoni Dhoni!!!!!!
Everyone Missing Dhoni Today!#INDvAUS
— Akshit Sharma (@ShrmaGka_Ladka) March 10, 2019
Rishabh Pant is just an annoying mofo who deserves nothing but hatred ..
— 🔥 (@itemboyfan) March 10, 2019
Rishabh pant will replace MSD🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— V!N@¥ (@imVinay_08) March 10, 2019
— Kshitij Raja (@KshitijRaja7) March 10, 2019
I’m really sad and disappointed with amount of trolling Rishabh Pant is getting.
I’m a Dhoni fan myself, and i know when he first started, he was dropping crucial chances.
— Shivam🎯 (@itsShivam18) March 10, 2019
— Manish Kumar 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@ManishK48492830) March 10, 2019
— PD_ka_bani (@Prasenj71882536) March 10, 2019
Rishabh Pant missed the stumps and i heard crowd chanting ‘Dhoni Dhoni’. At times we should keep our emotions aside. This is a 21 year old young boy we are talking about, who is just starting his career. Don’t be too hard on him. Everyone around us has committed some mistakes.
— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) March 10, 2019
— Rahat Khan (@ItsRahatKhan17) March 10, 2019
One of India’s most listless display with the ball and in the field in recent times. Dropping absolute sitters. Also, in times like these, India realise the value of Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the wickets. Taking nothing away from the brilliance of Turner though #IndvAus
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 10, 2019
We lost even after scoring 358. MS Dhoni must resign 😭 #INDvAUS
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) March 10, 2019
😒 Thalaivan irundhurundha ….. 😡😠😡😠😡😠 #INDvsAUS4thODI
Anyways ! WellPlayed #aussies …
— Vignesh Shivn (@VigneshShivN) March 10, 2019
— Prince Shiva (@Princemarupakaa) March 10, 2019
We missed u @msdhoni !! ♥️
— thaman S (@MusicThaman) March 10, 2019
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