Rishabh Pant, over the years, has become a star in the Indian Premier League. He has been an integral part of Delhi’s batting line-up. Even in the ongoing 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, he has played 6 games so far with the Capitals, where he has amassed 176 runs at an average of over 36 and has maintained the strike-rate of more than 133.33.
Every other day, he is trending on social media for his performances, however, today Rishabh Pant is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Well, recently, the official twitter handle of the Indian Premier League shared the clip of Rishabh Pant’s fitness test, where he was seen alongside DC physio Patrick Farhart and another staff member. In the video, the Southpaw was seen completing a lap while the staff members had an eye on his timing and speed. As Rishabh is recovering from an injury, his speed was comparatively low. However, people on social media started trolling and slamming the cricketer for his weight.
Here, watch the video:
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 14, 2020
The video soon went viral and was flooded with reactions from twitterati on this. As soon as the video caught eyes, people started trolling and body-shaming the cricketer. The comments section was flooded with people trolling him for his bulky body-type and took no time in using words like “Mota” and “petu”. While there were many who suggested him to reduce his belly and get fit.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Still MSD can beat him in running and fitness any day infact he can beat hardik also
— Nitin dubey (@nitindubey2211) October 14, 2020
Leave ability aside.. this is just embarrassing for a sportsmen playing at international level.. especially when he’s up against Samson, Rahul etc
— Theodore (@Iam_ABhi316) October 14, 2020
Should have had a guy on the other end with some pies and then I am sure he would have ran faster😂😂
— SirFartAlot (@BeastSlay3r16) October 14, 2020
— AliveZombie (@MishterA) October 14, 2020
They are calling it a "fitness" test…but what he is giving is a unfitness test
— hrishikesh (@HRISHIKESH_82) October 14, 2020
He is a great player, maybe in the future, he will be the star of Indian Cricket
But right now as an athlete his body shape and fitness is looking bad tbh
He has to improve it as soon as possible
— Vivek Das (@TheVivekDas) October 14, 2020
Lock down mai paratha khaya not lucky as Kohli and hardik.
— vishwanath saxena (@vishusaxena) October 14, 2020
However, there were many who came up with sensible tweets and supported Rishabh Pant. Here, check out the tweets:
Fitness doesn't matter if you can hit ball out of park whenever you want… He should open in cricket and play like mccullum.. 😬 I believe is is better opener than finisher.
— Happy Culer 💙❤️🖤 (@oyehappy) October 14, 2020
Body shaming is not cool guys. If he is there in the Indian team and also in an IPL team, atleast appreciate his hardwork. He has still a long way to go. #StopBodyShaming
— Ravi Kumar Tolani (@ravikumartolani) October 15, 2020
I am just a travelling soldier 🔥🔥🔥💥💥💥 https://t.co/KF10BC75kW
— Nostalgia Merchant 😋 (@varun477) October 14, 2020
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals will be seen locking their horns against Mumbai Indians tonight.