Twitter trashes Rishabh Pant after lousy performance
India skipper Virat Kohli's unbeaten knock of 72 runs helped his team defeat South Africa by seven wickets in the second T20I at PCA Stadium here on Wednesday. The first T20I was abandoned due to rain and with this victory, India took a 1-0 lead over South Africa in the three-match T20I series.
While it was a treat to watch Kohli, Rishabh Pant (4) threw away his wicket again. India were cruising when he came into the middle and it was an ideal platform for Pant to take the team over the line alongside his captain. It was an innocuous ball from debutant spinner Bjorn Fortuin but Pant hit it straight to the short fine-leg fielder Tabraiz Shamsi.
Rishabh Pant walked in only to get out in the blink of an eye in a manner only he could get out. But Kohli remained unbeaten on 72 runs to take India home alongside Shreyas Iyer. While most things have gone according to the plan, Pant’s form has kept the management on their toes.
This didn't go down well on social, which led to Twitteratis lashing out at Rishabh Pant. Here's what Twitteratis had to say about Pant:
Pant not doing his cause any good. Poorly executed pull to a rank long hop. This after he was promoted to give him more time in the middle. Wont sit well with the team management for sure— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 18, 2019
Can't understand why the team management insists on Rishabh Pant at No. 4 when you have a player of Shreyas Iyer's quality.— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) September 18, 2019
Rishabh pant does a Rishabh pant. Enough! He just wasted up every chance he has given.He should get back to domestic cricket improve his basics and temparment and again should make a comeback to intl level#12YearsOfHitmanInT20I— im_harun_45 (@Harun_264) September 18, 2019
#RishabhPant is result of media created brand from the begining of his intl. Career.— Kalyugi (@Kalyugi6) September 19, 2019
He never serious with his job. Check the old records. @BCCI
India is hub of talent. It would be Better to bet on someone else who have hunger for record breaking performance.#IndvsSA
Hey @BCCI ,don’t know ur future plans but wd like to suggest to look for other options as well other than Rishabh pant like @ishankishan51 sanju samson etc.seems like u have adopted Rishabh pant & he being the only child whatever he does is Good. Select those who really deserves.— Aanand Gautam (@TheAanandGautam) September 18, 2019