'Not buying this agression at all' - Twitter frustrated with Rishabh Pant's careless approach in the game

‘Not buying this agression at all’ – Twitter frustrated with Rishabh Pant’s careless approach in the game

Pant didn't score anything while facing three balls.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Rishabh Pant could have played an important inning in the context of the game if he had managed to stay in the crease for a bit long. After the brilliant work at the start of day three from Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, it was down to the left-hander to add a few more runs to the tally and extend the lead. Kagiso Rabada was going through a brilliant spell of bowling with the wickets of the set batters and all Pant needed was to stay patient for a while.

Pant faced just two deliveries to see the deviations in the pitch and he straightaway came down the track against the fast bowler. He was caught behind by the wicketkeeper and had to make the long walk back into the dugout again. The wicketkeeper has not hit a half-century for a long time now and has been getting dismissed far too often taking on the attack.

Twitter wasn’t happy about Pant’s mode of dismissal and they immediately went after him on social media.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Rishabh Pant’s dismissal

Former Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar wasn’t quite convinced with Pant’s dismissal and questioned the responsibility of the batter while speaking in the commentary panel. The 24-year-old had played a lot of match-winning innings last year in both home and away conditions and it has been one of the reasons for him to be the first choice wicketkeeper. India has been opting for an all-rounder at seven, and hence, Pant will need to step up for the side whenever he gets an opportunity.

India ended day three while having a lead of 239 runs as nothing major came from the batters lower down the order. Pujara and Rahane were brilliant in the day and the side got wrapped up on 266 runs. It remains to be seen if they can grab the match in this favour with some exceptional bowling spells. Rabada, Jansen, and Ngidi picked three wickets each in these innings while restricting India to take a big lead.