Twitter is ecstatic after Rishabh Pant gets a call-up for Windies ODI series
Pant would now be keen to grab the opportunities with both hands and make a case for himself for the mega event next year.
Published - Oct 11, 2018 7:04 pm | Updated - Oct 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Rishabh Pant has been in prime form of late in international cricket. He played three matches in the five-match Test series against England and captured the imaginations of the supporters. He opened his account in Test cricket with a six of his second delivery of leg-break bowler Adil Rashid. However, he came into his own in the final Test at Kennington Oval in London.
He notched his maiden century in the format and also built an incredible stand along with KL Rahul, which almost took India over the line in the match. Thereafter, he scored a magnificent 92 against the Windies at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. The wicketkeeper-batsman has now been rewarded with a place in the ODI squad for the Windies series.
Pant makes it into the ODI squad
Recently, the selectors mentioned that MS Dhoni is the first-choice keeper for the World Cup and having already tried Dinesh Karthik out, they now want to give Pant an opportunity. Pant has already played quite a few T20Is, but has flattered to deceive. He made his international debut against England back in January 2017 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
He would now be keen to grab the opportunities with both hands and make a case for himself for the mega event next year. A good performance in the series will also mean that he may also be selected for the ODI series against Australia. Dinesh Karthik, who has been with the Indian team ever since the limited-overs series against England, has been left out.
Pant was brilliant in the Indian Premier League (IPL), representing Delhi Daredevils. He then played quite a few match-winning knocks for India ‘A’ in England in both the limited-overs and the first-class formats. In the meantime, Twitter appreciated the selectors for selecting Pant in the squad.
Here is how Twitter reacted
Rishabh Pant finally makes it to the ODI squad….how he made the test side sooner than limited overs only BCCI can explain…hopefully Dhoni gets the much deserved AXE finally….time to take WC 19 seriously..#INdvWI
— Man of Justice (@SuperGops) October 11, 2018
Well deserved inclusion of #RishabhPant
— OMESH PAL RAMPAL (@chogawiaan) October 11, 2018
@TheSehwagFC rishabh Pant is right for India time long time
— Dev Saran Chawa(Barmer) (@DevsaranChawa) October 11, 2018
Finally, Rishabh Pant playing in white ball cricket!!!
— Nishant Uppal (@uppal_nishant) October 11, 2018
It would be exciting to see where Rishabh Pant bats. With KL Rahul already waiting for his chance in the wings, the top three goes out of question for Pant. If he gets picked, he would probably bat at six or seven.
— Gautam Sodhi (@GautamSodhi1) October 11, 2018
Give 4th no to the Rishabh pant
— राजपुरोहित (@Rajpurohit_7) October 11, 2018
Good to see Rishabh pant Earns ODI call up…His aggressive style of batting much needed for india to finish off games in future …I think he suited to bat at No-6
— chandru suman (@chandhrusuman) October 11, 2018
Finally Rishabh Pant is included in our ODI team!! Both MS Dhoni and #RishabhPant should play.
In this we have to give credit to selectors and @RaviShastriOfc.
— Shivam🎯 (@itsShivam18) October 11, 2018
Happy to see @RishabPant777 on the ODI squad 💥💥😍
— Løgésh (@stLogesh) October 11, 2018
Good to give Rishabh a chance in ODI
— Archit Kumar (@jalanka621) October 11, 2018
BIG NEWS: Rishabh Pant Named In Indian ODI Squad #INDvWI
— Rajesh Khilare (@Cricrajeshpk) October 11, 2018
Rishabh pant A brilliant choice😎😎😎🤣🤣😎
— Manoj (@ManojjoramOO7) October 11, 2018
Rishabh Pant in , Dinesh Karthik out. And the merry go around in ODIs continues. #INDvWI
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) October 11, 2018
Play Rishabh Pant from first game..👍🙌
— Adil Maaz (@adilmz12) October 11, 2018
Happy to see both shami and rishabh
— s tweets (@imstrongkohli) October 11, 2018