Rishab Pant yet again falls into the pray of carelessness. Although India draws the first blood in a home contest against the South Africa series, Men in Blues No. 4th batting hurdle remains unsolved. The young wicket-keeper yet again fails to deliver for his team. Now the point of debate is, why is Virat Kohli still throwing his call on 21-year-old batsman? Twitter shares its opinion.
Dreadful days for Pant
Days ago Ravi Shastri stated Pant’s performance in the scanner as he called for some harsh words for the young wicketkeeper. Sighting the head coach’s view, team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathore also opened up about Pants carelessness during his batting. Rathore said, “There is a line between fearless cricket and careless cricket which the batsman should take care off. Rishab Pant is a talented batsman that can bring you game-changing innings, he just needs to work on his gameplan. However, he needs to bring some discipline in his game, he needs to play fearless and not recklessly.”
After returning from the Windies tour Shastri had warned Pant over his batting bizarre. He said, “There will be a rap on the knuckles there – talent or no talent – because you are letting the team down, forget letting yourself down.”
As it happened
India’s second T20 game in Mohali saw an incredible performance from Team India with both bowl and bat. Winning the toss Men in Blue asked the Proteas to bat first. On a batting track, the visitors only managed to score 149 runs on the board with the loss of 5 wickets. Despite having un experienced bowling attack, India’s young legs pulled off a splendid performance with the ball restricting South African batting trail under 150.
Chasing the total, Virat Kohli scored a remarkable 72 runs taking India to its first victory in this series. Alongside the captain, Shikar Dhawan was the only batsman to had scored a perfect run for the team. Point of the talk. Rishab Pant walked in at No. 4 with India still 56 runs behind the finish line. Scoring just 4 runs off 5 balls, the 21-year-old threw out a carless shot at fine leg gifting his wickets in the hands of Tabraiz Shamsi. Pant walks back to the dressing room yet again disappointing his teammates.
Twitterati is now in deep fury and thrashed Rishab Pant for playing another reckless inning.
— Praveen (@praveendutt) September 18, 2019
— Vishal Pandey (@Vishal2601) September 19, 2019
— omiiii (@beingomkesh_45) September 18, 2019
#RishabhPant still needs to work at the root level,
Representing at International level, you’ve to be more mature like there was a player 24 years ago…yes, a 16 year old kid who understood his maturity & his game.
At the same time, @BCCI should give opportunity to rest player pic.twitter.com/a6Jg2RR7a5
— Tushar gupta (@tushargupta7068) September 18, 2019
— Mahesh Rachha.😎 (@RachhaMahesh) September 19, 2019
— Kapil Matwa (@kap_pill) September 18, 2019
— Aditya Singh ĀäDï❤️EF (@Aditya_AaDi17) September 18, 2019
— Rakesh Singh (@RakeshS93675393) September 18, 2019
— Monk Trader (@TradeWithMe7) September 18, 2019
— ERVJ 🇮🇳 (@iam_vjoshi) September 18, 2019
Kinds of deliveries to bowl to get wickets of these legends:
— Raghav Acharya. (@Raghavacharya95) September 18, 2019
— Bhargava B (@bhargava_badda) September 18, 2019
First pic – Indian selectors and management welcoming #RishabhPant to solve the woes caused by #Dhoni over last 2 years, fill the gap and finally find an aggressive and explosive wicket keeper batsman for future.
— Fahir Maithutty (@fahir_me) September 18, 2019
Another day, another horrible shot to give up his wicket.
— Aditya Pandey (@adityapandey148) September 18, 2019
Had MS Dhoni pulled off a Rishabh Pant, all these keyboard warriors would have gone insane. Ms Dhoni is a test player in T20 match, Ms Dhoni is getting old, Ms Dhoni should retire, Ms Dhoni should make place for others etc etc etc.#IndvsSA #RishabhPant #Dhoni
— Shreya🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@dgirlnextdoor77) September 18, 2019
— #mskrish (@krishna99483) September 18, 2019
— alpha 2.0 (@nitin_kholiya) September 18, 2019
— Aurangzeb (@Aurangzeb_soul) September 18, 2019
— Mohammad_Ujale_siddiqui (@mohammad_ujale) September 18, 2019
— Atul Kumar Yadaw (@AtulKumarYadaw1) September 18, 2019