Twitter slams Rishabh Pant: Twitter was unhappy with the Indian wicket-keeper batsman’s shot selection in Mohali T20I.
During the second T20I of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Mohali, India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant once again seemed to prefer playing a casual shot to throw away his wicket needlessly.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 14th over when Pant hit a rank short-ball straight in to the hands of short fine-leg fielder Tabraiz Shamsi. Having come in to bat at No. 4 in the 12th over, Pant ended up scoring 4 (5).
The match will go down as another failed opportunity for Pant. Being preferred over the in-form Shreyas Iyer at No. 4, Pant isn’t really justifying the team management’s decision.
There is no going into a safe house about the fact that this isn’t the first time that Pant has got out in such a manner. Applying the filter of playing such a shot while chasing a mediocre total alongside captain Virat Kohli, you will still get several results of Pant repeating the same of late.
During the recently concluded tour of West Indies, Pant had become a victim of casual shots in the second and third ODI and the second Test. Citing another disappointing performance, Pant let down his fans on social media platform Twitter.
Twitter slams Rishabh Pant:
— The Lion King (@prasannacri) September 18, 2019
— Siju Moothedath (@SijuMoothedath) September 18, 2019
— CricketEngineer (@Nilcricket) September 18, 2019
I am very unhappy to Rishabh pant.
— Rahul Baghel (@RahulBa60378682) September 18, 2019
Rishabh Pant needs to buck&keep up the trust that Indian Management has kept on him by taking him to the final 11. Such an uneccessary shot in a time of necessity is absolute blunder. The point to be noted is there is hell lot of young talent 2 barge in & snatch place #IndvsSA
— Harika Madiraju (@Harika_Prasad) September 18, 2019
— Alan (@Alan21919266) September 18, 2019
Rishabh Pant must know that Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan knocking the white-ball cricket door…
— Vasu Jain (@vasu_1001) September 18, 2019
— Writefully Yours 🏳️🌈🇮🇳 (@prateekmathur03) September 18, 2019
The failing streak of not scoring runs of Rishabh Pant is on and on….
The streak of scoring runs of Virat is on and on….#INDvSA
— Dhaval Mehta (@iamdhaval29) September 18, 2019
Rishabh Pant humara Afridi hai. Hume umeed bahut hogi usse par end me wo hug dega field me.
— Faad Dunga BC (@naalaYUCK) September 18, 2019
— rohit ranjan (@imranjanrohit) September 18, 2019
Don’t know why Rishabh Pant is so hyped. I never saw him as a stable minded mature batsman. He is far away from balancing aggression and playing level headed cricket
— Anurag Chivilkar (@anuintellectual) September 18, 2019
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