Twitter slams Rishabh Pant for getting out: The Indian wicket-keeper batsman once again ended up gifting his wicket away.
During the second ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of West Indies at Port of Spain, India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was seen playing a rash shot to get out. Pant, who has been often found guilty of gifting his wicket away in a similar manner, faced a lot of criticism for the same on social media platform Twitter.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 23rd over when Pant’s attempt to play a non-existent pull off West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite saw him making no contact whatsoever with the ball. With the ball passing in between his front leg and bat, Pant lost his wicket via a bowled dismissal.
Pant, who came in to bat at No. 4 in the 16th over, looked good during his brief stay in the middle. On the fourth ball that he faced, the left-hand batsman played a beautifully timed flick off West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell. In the last delivery of the next over, Pant cut a Roston Chase delivery for a boundary to further make instant impact.
Having scored 13 off 13 balls, Pant appeared set to play a big innings. Having said that, the 21-year old batsman once again got out while way too much. With captain Virat Kohli batting alongside him, it was the perfect opportunity for Pant to stage a significant partnership.
In the four innings which Pant has played during this tour, he has got out while playing unnecessary shots on three occasions.
Twitter slams Rishabh Pant for getting out
Opportunity for Shreyas Iyer to show he should be batting at No 4. I still believe that, where he stands now, Pant is best served being no 5 or even no 6. Will take the responsibility of building an innings away from him. It is an area that he seems to be work-in-progress in
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 11, 2019
It’s hard to teach somebody who is not ready to understand. Rishabh Pant is wasting chances like anything. Either push him down the order or out of team. He should understand value of these chances. #INDvWI #INDVsWI #RishabhPant
— Potemkin Thinker (@PotemkinThinker) August 11, 2019
I don’t know why #RishabhPant is getting so many opportunities after failing in so many matches. He plays good in only 2-3 matches and fails in the rest of the matches. @BCCI Nd @imVkohli please give other good players some opportunities.🙏#indiavswestindies #Msd #Dhoni #INDvsWI
— Mr Potato (@Potatobhai07) August 11, 2019
— Kiran Kadam (@Kkiran2008) August 11, 2019
— Vishal Pandey (@ImVishal100) August 11, 2019
— निष्कर्ष (Nishh) (@Nishkarsh1108) August 11, 2019
— freeshead (@jnd583) August 11, 2019
— Shubham Madhavi (@Shubham_8002) August 11, 2019
Look forward to Rishabh Pant making this tweet look silly in years to come.
For now, the hype:return ratio for this chap is dismal. And it’s largely unclear what the hype is about. Comes across as a good slogger for No. 7, nothing more.
— Nitin Sundar (@knittins) August 11, 2019
Rishabh Pant isn’t a number 4 material!
— Himanshu Ghiya (@him_brainteaser) August 11, 2019
Replacing KL Rahul’s spot in odi ain’t work for Rishabh Pant.
— Gajal (@Gajal_Dalmia) August 11, 2019
Rishabh Pant must be dropped. He is most useless player.
Shikhar Dhawan is not in form. He should himself opt out. He is a good player but no point to play if not in form.
— Samudra (@Samudra47466586) August 11, 2019
— Ankit Sharma🇮🇳 (@ankit2489786) August 11, 2019
Rishabh Pant, and his never ending story of bad shot selection.
Is he the only option as a WK batsmen after Dhoni, in the whole nation? I mean if @BCCI is open in experimenting no. 4, openers, bowlers then why not Wicket-Keeper?
Why not Saha ? Ishan Kishan ?#WIvIND
— Sudhanshu (@sud2rock) August 11, 2019
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