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IND vs SA: Rishabh Pant Is Getting Trolled On Twitter After His Poor Performance

India captain Rishabh Pant managed just 5 runs in his 7-ball stay during the second T20I versus South Africa at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, on Sunday evening. Pant’s scrappy and short knock meant India didn’t find the impetus in the middle-overs after a cracking start from Ishan Kishan.

Following Ruturaj Gaikwad‘s early dismissal, in the first over itself, Kishan, on high from his 76 in the previous match, blasted 34 runs off 21 balls, his innings laced with 2 fours and 3 sixes, while on the other end, Shreyas Iyer dawdled at less than run-a-ball (Iyer was 15 off 20 at one point in his innings).

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Rishabh Pant Failed Again With The Bat

Kishan’s wicket in the 7th over brought Pant to the crease and the Indian skipper started knocking around for singles at the start of his innings.

It was Iyer’s twin attacking shots – a six and a four – to Tabraiz Shamsi in the 9th over that indicated India’s – and Iyer’s – preference to attack the Protea spinners. Pant, however, succumbed to this mode of approach as, on the first ball of the 10th over, he holed out at sweeper cover off Keshav Maharaj’s bowling, giving the spinner a wicket on his first ball in the game.

Rishabh Pant
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Anticipating Pant’s aggressive mode and his intentions, and seeing the left-hander come out of his crease to whack one, Maharaj smartly hurled it fast, flat and well outside off-stump – so much that had Pant left it, it would have been called a wide. However, Pant had already made up his mind and went after the widish delivery – only to slice it in the air on the offside where Rassie van der Dussen came running in from deep to gobble up the catch.

Pant was coming off a ballistic knock of 29 runs in 16 balls in the previous game in Delhi. Today, though, his wicket for a cheap score left the Cuttack crowd stunned. Disappointed. Pant had his head down as he dragged himself off the field.

There was no respite for Rishabh Pant on social media as he got trolled mercilessly for his poor outing tonight.

Here are some of the noticeable tweets on Rishabh Pant’s forgettable knock:

 

Also Read: Ruturaj Gaikwad Is Getting Trolled Badly After Another Failure

Jatin Khandelwal

Hi, I am Jatin Khandelwal. Cricket writing came accidentally for me with an undergrad engineering degree. With opportunities first as a freelancer and then full-time, and experience with time, I have grown in the role. The Cricket Lounge is a place where I can thrive with the best of my abilities.

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