Twitter disappointed as Rishabh Pant misses out on India’s World Cup squad
Many were in favour of Pant but the selectors went for experience and picked Karthik.
Published - Apr 15, 2019 3:48 pm | Updated - Apr 15, 2019 3:48 pm
The much-awaited India’s World Cup squad has been finally announced. The chief selector MSK Prasad and the BCCI secretary Amitabh Chowdhury addressed the reporters on Monday to reveal the 15-man squad for the quadrennial event. There was a huge surprise for everyone as Ambati Rayudu was dropped from the team. He was the designated number four for India for last 12 months but was inconsistent in the last few matches.
However, another surprise was the selectors preferring Dinesh Karthik as the back-up wicket-keeper for MS Dhoni in the mega event. Many were in favour of having Rishabh Pant in the line-up but MSK Prasad cleared that Karthik is experienced and that is the reason they went with him. As for Pant, he praised the left-hander which is a clear indication that he will get more chances in the near future.
Rishabh Pant not performing in the limited chances has gone against him as far as making it to World Cup squad is concerned.
Karthik’s calm head helps him make the cut
Dinesh Karthik has made it to the squad on the back of some exciting performances ever since making a comeback to the side for the Nidahas Trophy. He was the match-winner for India in the final of the tournament and since then, he was consistently a part of the team. While he didn’t lit up the stage with his show, the Tamil Nadu proved his mettle whenever he was tested which is important in the crunch situations during World Cup.
However, Rishabh Pant must have felt hard done by after all the hype was created around him recently. He had also said that it was a dream for him to get picked in the World Cup but the youngster will have to wait for four more years now. Twitterati also felt bad for the 21-year-old as they were quite confident that Pant will make it to the squad.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— cricketale (@cricketale) April 15, 2019
David Warner & Steve Smith is back in Australian colors 🇦🇺🦘
While,#BCCI made a blunder in retaining KL Rahul, DK & Ravindra Jadeja…Should have gone for Rayadu/P Shaw/Rishabh Pant or a pacer!!
Form should be the eligible criteria instead of preference/Tattoos!!🎭#CWC19🏏
— সরকার देबमाल्या 🇮🇳 🌻 (@devsark) April 15, 2019
In the current squad, there is only one player (Pandya) who has that X factor like Yuvraj had in 2011…
If Rishabh Pant was selected we would have got Two…#CWC19
— Chowkidar Punditry (@flukypunditry) April 15, 2019
Poor Rishabh Pant. Such A Matchwinner .Better Than DK In ODIs
— Chatil Panditasekara (@ChatilPandi) April 15, 2019
How did Rishabh Pant not get a spot???? How????
— Karisha #TeamShreya (@Ksingh03) April 15, 2019
Very sad to see Rishabh Pant been dropped #WC2019Squad
— Parin Gala (@parin2311) April 15, 2019
— sachin saurabh (@sachin02mystory) April 15, 2019
No Rishabh pant 😭😭🤧
— 💤 (@Dinkie_Nikie) April 15, 2019
Rishabh pant should be in 15….wrong team selection…in place of vijay shankar…pant should play…
— Anubhav Yadav (@Anubhav62913353) April 15, 2019
Rishabh pant kahan h😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/0aP95XZgAU
— Shantanu Jain (@airgonaut_mind) April 15, 2019
i m not satisfied with the playing 11
rayudu ya rishabh pant ka hona jaroori tha
— Nouroze zaman (@NourozeZ) April 15, 2019
— AngryRavi (@ravikiran248) April 15, 2019
— Rishabh sahu (@jabalpuriya12) April 15, 2019
Rishabh pant should have been there in place of Karthik apart from that fantastic selection https://t.co/56A0yOzECb
— Rex🇮🇳 (@incog_striker) April 15, 2019
— Ankit Mehra (@ankitmehra39) April 15, 2019
Best joke of today. "Wicketkeeping also matters. That is the reason why we went with Dinesh Karthik otherwise Rishabh Pant was also there." I think wicket keeping is more important for test matches also ..why Pant is in test team and not this great Karthik 🤠. #IndiaWCSqad
— mruganka bedbak (@mrugankabedbak) April 15, 2019
Where is Rishabh Pant.He is real game changer.
— Nakul Bhoyar (@BhoyarNakul) April 15, 2019
Rishabh Pant could have been a better choice than Dinesh Karthik. Happy for the inclusion of Vijay Shankar. https://t.co/DqZfRg3D56
— Abhishek Chakraborty (@abhic_1983) April 15, 2019
Rishabh pant ko select karna tha @BCCI
— shovan (@shovantweets) April 15, 2019
@bcci . Should have selected rishabh pant in place of Dinesh kartik😠😠😠😠
— Sourabh Shubham (@SourabhShubham5) April 15, 2019