'Keep your mouth shut' - Rishabh Pant throws away his wicket while indulging in needless talks with Rassie van der Dussen

Pant scored nothing at all while facing three deliveries.

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Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Twitter/Aman)

India are up against South Africa on day three of the second game in Johannesburg where Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara played crucial innings to save their Test careers probably. However, there was one incident that stole quite a limelight on day three and it featured the chirpy Indian wicketkeeper, Rishabh Pant.

While Pant came in to bat, he was sledged by Rassie van der Dussen and the young batter didn’t hold his nerves before replying. He asked Dussen to keep his mouth shut and got out on playing his third delivery only. Pant’s wicket came under scrutiny because he just threw his wickets while playing a rash shot off Kagiso Rabada and collected nothing in his account.

It has to be noted that Pant has been struggling off late to gather some runs in his account and help his side and his intent to play a rash shot put India on a little backfoot again. Talking of the match so far, Rahane and Pujara steadied India’s innings by sharing a stand of over 100 runs between them.

Here is how Rishabh Pant got dismissed

While Pujara smashed 53 off 86, Rahane showed pure intent to gather quick runs as he collected 58 of 78. However, as soon as the senior duo got out, Pant came and went in no time. Currently, Hanuma Vihari and Ravi Ashwin are on the crease. Day two of the second game was solely owned by Shardul Thakur as he ran through SA’s batting order to pick seven wickets.

“When I enter the ground, everything is about confidence and self-belief for me. I go in with full confidence, there is no second measure. It’s simple and a small mantra for my success in recent days, and I would like to continue the same form whenever I play. I have always played to win, and even when I look at other players, I like the players who love to win the game for the team.

“I was just trying to pitch the ball in the right spot, looking at my bowling there was natural help from the pitch so, I tried a little bit of swing here and there. And rest, I got seven wickets and I am very happy about it. A wonderful performance and happy to have contributed to the team,” said Thakur after the second day’s game in a video posted by BCCI.

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