Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant found himself in trouble after two consecutive failures in two T20I games against West Indies.
The 20-year-old scored just 1 run in Eden Gardens and 5 runs in Lucknow. Even though he got a well-set platform to make the opportunity count in the second T20I.
Pant is picked over veteran MS Dhoni in the T20I series. That puts more pressure on him to perform. But the left-handed batsman has failed to reflect his IPL performance in the international platform.
We have seen Pant going bonkers in IPL and keeping his team Delhi Daredevils alive in a game singlehandedly. But here, he hasn't stood up when needed. The last T20I between India and West Indies will be in Chennai and it is expected to be a batting friendly pitch. Pant will be eyeing that game as an important shot before going to Australia.
Fans are impatient over Pant. They were disappointed after the Delhi cricketer fell early in both the games. The Twitterati went on to lash out at the youngster after two poor shot selection.
Here is how they reacted:
I was very happy when Shikhar bhai got out.— Sir BOOM BOOM (@sirboomboom_J) November 6, 2018
I went and try to make ???? before Rohit Bhai. So I was trying to hit every ball six.
I want to show all of you how much i can destroy opponents bowler.#rishabhpant pic.twitter.com/2Ma06YdyN0
Rishabh Pant looks clueless in the middle order. It's useless to try him there. So there's no other option for team management but to stick with Dhoni at the moment.#INDvsWI— Kushal Gautam (@iTsKVG19) November 6, 2018
#MSKPrasad How is your 2nd wicket keeper is playing?— Jasminder (@Jasssi16) November 6, 2018
Whole #MSDhoni fans are closely watching
I hope till #T20WorldCup2020 you will find it otherwise @msdhoni is always there for the nation#INDvWIN #RishabhPant@imDhoni_fc @MSDhonifansclub @msdfansofficial
@RaviShastriOfc Rishabh Pant has gone with 5 runs again.— Jitendra Singh (@jikkiesingh) November 6, 2018
He will never replace My MSD.
Why is Rishabh Pant in team ? He doesn’t belong to this level.— rbs (@sharmarb) November 6, 2018