Rishabh Pant Is Getting Mercilessly Trolled After He Failed Yet Again

India captain Rishabh Pant bagged two successive single-digit scores in the ongoing series versus South Africa, his first as India’s captain.

Pant had started the series with a cracking knock of 29 runs from 16 balls in Delhi. However, his next two innings, in Cuttack and Visakhapatnam have seen him record scores of 5 and 6 respectively, both times he was part of the middle-order collapse.

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On Tuesday in the third T20I, Pant was even dropped during his innings but couldn’t make the Proteas pay for their mistake.

Rishabh Pant
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He came in to bat at the score of 128/2 at the 13-over mark with the stage laid for him and the rest to provide a late flourish and take the total close to 200. However, a 97-run stand between Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad  – with both batters registering their respective fifties – didn’t quite get the onslaught in the middle overs that it deserved.

Iyer managed 14 off 11 before Pant arrived. Well, Pant didn’t really quite arrive with his hype and expectations as he failed to middle his shots and played a scrappy knock.

He saw Kishan get out, then almost got himself out to the trickery of Dwaine Pretorius in the 16th over but for the drop by Rassie van der Dussen of all fielders at the deep backward point position.

However, in the same over again, just four balls after being dropped, Pant gave another chance. This time, though, it was South African skipper Temba Bavuma who didn’t make any mistake taking the catch running behind from mid-off after Pant mistimed his slog to a slower delivery.

Although Pant is already a legend in Test cricket and in the IPL – his numbers in T20Is doesn’t do justice to his talent and potential: 46 matches, 723 runs at an average of 23 and strike rate of 126!

His scratchy 6 runs off 8 balls innings invited plenty of criticism from netizens.

Here are some of the tweets trolling Rishabh Pant for another poor knock:

Also Read: Sourav Ganguly Got Trolled After He Tagged Wrong Sunil Chhetri In Congratulatory Tweet

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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