'Hope you did not breach the bubble' - Twitter reacts after mask-less Rishabh Pant attends England-Germany Euro 2020 clash

‘Hope you did not breach the bubble’ – Twitter reacts after mask-less Rishabh Pant attends England-Germany Euro 2020 clash

Rishabh Pant spectated England and Germany's Euro Cup clash live at the Wembley Stadium.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Instagram)

The Indian team is currently gearing up for the five-Test series against England, which gets underway from August 4 at Trent Bridge and marks the initiation of the second cycle of the World Test Championship. Practising and training inside a bio-secure environment prepared by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), India is set to stay in the United Kingdom until mid-September.

Meanwhile with the Euro Cup 2020 – it is still called that after being abruptly postponed last year due to Covid-19 – going on, India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant decided to be in attendance at London’s Wembley Stadium to witness action between England and Germany. Cricketers’ affinity towards football is well-known and the sport continues to be the most preferred form of warm-up for many Indian cricketers.

Given that, it was not a surprise that Pant utilized the opportunity to experience live football action between two premier nations. “Good experience watching England vs Germany,” Pant tweeted while posting images from the venue. While the 23-year-old had a “good experience” by his own admission, what caught the eyes of the supporters was that he was without appropriate Covid-19 gear sitting in the middle of a considerable amount of people. It did not take long for the netizens to bombard him with reactions, which included “where is your mask”.

Pant to be the first-choice keeper for England Tests

Speaking of India’s combination, the squad for the upcoming series remains the same as the World Test Championship final.

Given his staggering form in the multi-day format in the recent past, which includes match-winning efforts against Australia during the team’s historic victory in the Border-Gavaskar series, followed by the home Test series against England, he is all but certain to be the preferred choice over Wriddhiman Saha, the other designated wicketkeeper in the Indian team.

After a low-key performance against New Zealand in the WTC final, where he also attracted severe flak for repeating old mistakes, he would be eager to exploit the upcoming series to the best of his advantage. Meanwhile, after a late request from the BCCI, ECB is considering providing the visitors with a four-day practice game to better acclimatize with the English conditions.

Meanwhile, here’s how Twitter reacted: