The debate between Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant has been going among the fans and the rest of the cricket fraternity. When Saha fails to perform with the bat, fans demand Pant, on the other hand, when Pant makes some mistakes behind the stumps, the demand for Saha increases.
On Day 3 of the third Test match, Pant hit on his left elbow and he looked in a lot of discomforts. The physio checked on him for a considering amount of time. Though, he resumed batting but didn’t comfortable against the powerful bowling line-up including Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood. However, he couldn’t continue for too long and was dismissed a couple of overs later for a score of 36. He was later replaced by wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha in the second innings.
On Day 4, Wriddhiman Saha displayed some great athleticism after he gave the much-needed breakthrough to the Indian cricket team by dismissing Marnus Labuschagne.
Well, Twitter can be cruel sometimes, especially when it comes to Pant. The wicket-keeper was once again found himself at the receiving end of criticism and trolling after Wriddhiman Saha was able to take a stunning catch to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne. While Saha was praised for his athleticism and glovework, fans on social media didn’t fail to remind Pant who the better keeper among them is.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Still fresh from the Jadeja-Chahal controversy, India has again got what they wanted lol.
They'll use Saha for the keeping bit and Pant for the batting.#AUSvIND
— Hammad (@chemistryhammad) January 10, 2021
— Kanish Rana #23 (@kanishrana3) January 10, 2021
— Mukund bhardwaj (@mukundb27048702) January 10, 2021
Saha doing what Rishabh Pant will never
Taking catches https://t.co/UapsKeZfJj
— TheNemesis (@Grrrrrrhhhhhh) January 10, 2021
Pant can't even dream to take catches like that
— Vaibhav Srivastav (@Vaibhav36565625) January 10, 2021
Talking about the game, by the end of the first session on Day 4, the Australian cricket team extended their overall lead to 276 runs and anything above 300 plus is expected to be a winning total