Twitter trolls Pant mercilessly once again; Here’s why
Twitter is a cruel world and young Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant is figuring it out the hard way. A couple of days back he was criticized by the Twitterati for dropping a catch and today he once again faced the wrath of Indian fans for getting out on zero.
Pant gets out for a golden duck at the crunch moment
The Indian wicket-keeper has already come under the scanner for his sloppy work behind the stumps but his aggressive batting had always impressed fans. But today against Australia in the third T20I, Pant got out on a first-ball duck.
Rishabh Pant becomes the first Indian keeper to be dismissed for a golden duck in T20Is.#INDvAUS
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) November 25, 2018
Pant tried to pull Andrew Tye’s slower one behind square leg but the lack of pace enabled the ball to kiss the Indian batsman’s hand and settle into the wicket-keeper’s gloves.
What annoyed the fans more was Pant’s reckless shot selection during a phase when India desperately needed someone to hold the ground in a stiff chase.
Pant’s dismissal allowed Australia to dominate India in the middle overs and enjoy the upper hand.
Pant faces Twitter’s wrath for abysmal performance
The Indian cricketer’s shoddy performance didn’t go unnoticed as fans soon expressed their frustration on Twitter.
Fans were unhappy with the immaturity shown by the Indian wicket-keeper batsman and some even wondered whether he is the ideal heir for MS Dhoni.
This is what Ravi Shastri should do to Rishabh Pant pic.twitter.com/J7dA7pBbFp
— VibhÖr 🇮🇳 (@VibhorDaga) November 25, 2018
It’s still a mystery for me how Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul play ahead of Dinesh Karthik in ODIs. Maybe he fails on tattoo criteria.
— Deepak Vaishya (@deepakvaishya26) November 25, 2018
As harsh as it may sound, but please keep Rishabh Pant & KL Rahul out of the side for sometime. Then, they would realise what is the importance of playing in the national squad. They throw their wickets like they are at the end point of their career. #AUSvIND #3rdT20
— Aayush Sharma (@AayuJourno) November 25, 2018
Dear Rishabh Pant there is a Head above your shoulder for obvious reason . Please Use that next time while batting. #INDvsAUS
— Ex engineer (@tweetingfrmhrt) November 21, 2018
#chodna mat my question is that if Rishabh pant is selected for the wcc 2019 then what would be his role as a batsman or as a wicket keeper?
— Abhishek Sharma (@Abhishe48672464) November 25, 2018
Rishabh Pant is Reckless player.he needs to work on his mind n brain first n then further things.responsibility kinda words need to be taught to him.#fact#indvsAus.
— aniket b sanap (@aniketbsanap) November 25, 2018
— HLR CENATION (@HLRCENATION2575) November 25, 2018
#indvsaust20 Zero of the day "again" Rishabh Pant
— Mohit (@mohitjain279) November 25, 2018
Are we seriously seeing #RishabhPant as a successor of #Dhoni? Failing like this consistently means his chances of selecting in #WorldCup 2019 is bleak. Same case with #KLRahul. Both of them are flops in this t20. What’s your take ? @Ateet_Sharma @vikrantgupta73 @rawatrahul9
— Kiran Lukram (@lukram93) November 25, 2018
And Rishabh Pant, what were you doing..#IndvsAus
— Suraj Shukla (@suraj_writes) November 25, 2018
What is wrong with rishabh pant.?
What he was trying to do.?
It was India's game.
— Rajat Sachdeva (@Being_Rajat_SK) November 21, 2018
Is rishabh pant the most over rated cricketer of the current lot #indiancricket
— pinakesh mukherjee (@pinakeshm) November 25, 2018
Rishabh Pant is Maxwell of India…ye dono hi self goal karne me mahir hai.😑😑😑
— Natwar jha (@jhasaab66) November 25, 2018
— Gabbar Singh. (@GABBAR_ReBorn) November 25, 2018
Rishabh pant is one of the greatest immature player I have ever seen. Rip.
— dead4ever (@_dead4ever_) November 25, 2018
— Devesh Mishra (@DeveshMi_7) November 25, 2018
India level the T20I series
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Despite Pant’s howler in the middle overs, India chased Australia’s total of 164 runs in the 20th over courtesy of a magnificent half-century by Indian skipper Virat Kohli and valuable contributions from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik.
This win has allowed India to level the 3 match T20Is series 1-1. India lost the first match at Brisbane by four runs while the second match at Melbourne was washed out.
The two teams will now lock horns in the Test series which starts from December 06.