Rishabh Pant does an MS Dhoni: The Indian wicket-keeper was seen walking on the lines of his predecessor in MS Dhoni.
During the second T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Melbourne, India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was seen replicating his predecessor in Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Pant’s showed signs of brilliance when he made a correct decision while deciding to go for a review or not.
It happened in the 12th over of the Indian innings when Australia wicket-keeper Ben McDermott’s attempt of sweeping a Kuldeep Yadav delivery saw him missing the ball altogether.
With the ball just missing his leg-stump, Yadav was excited regarding the ball kissing the batsman’s glove before being caught by Pant. At once, the desperate bowler seemed to have convinced captain Virat Kohli to go for the review but it was the doubt created by Pant which made Kohli decide of otherwise.
Replacing Dhoni in the side, Pant made a correct call behind the wickets. Replays confirmed that the ball hadn’t touched the batsman’s glove. The Indian team would be hoping for more such wise decisions from Pant for taking DRS calls in the right way can change the course of a match these days.
After being put in to bat by India, Australia lost wickets at regular intervals to an extent that the prospects of getting bowled out were looking real. Before the players went off, Australia had scored 132-7 in 19 overs on the back of contributions from the lower order batsmen.
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— Deccan Chronicle (@DeccanChronicle) November 23, 2018
— DC Sports (@_DCSports) November 23, 2018
— Outlook Magazine (@Outlookindia) November 23, 2018
22 Nov, 2018: India Women’s run of 7 consecutive T20I wins came to an end.
23 Nov, 2018: India Men’s run of 7 consecutive T20I series wins comes to an end. #AUSvIND
— अनिल बेलवाल (@imAbelwal) November 23, 2018