Twitter Reactions: Rishabh Pant gets out in the 90s against Windies, once again

Twitter Reactions: Rishabh Pant gets out in the 90s against Windies, once again

This is his second consecutive score of 92.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Youngster Rishabh Pant, who’s playing his fifth Test match for Team India, has been dismissed in the 90s for a second consecutive time. The left-hander was unbeaten on 85 at the close of play on Day 2 but was able to add just 7 runs to his overnight score before having to make the long walk back. This is, in fact, his second consecutive score of 92, and he’d be mighty disappointed for not having converted it to a hundred yet again.

Batting first, the Windies scored a healthy 311 despite enduring a middle-order collapse. In reply, India started off in fine fashion thanks to Prithvi Shaw’s bustling half-century. However, they lost a few wickets which brought Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant to the crease. The duo stitched together a healthy partnership to ensure India were back in command at Stumps on Day 2.

The following morning had two centuries on the cards. But 2 overs after Jason Holder decided to take the new ball, Ajinkya Rahane perished for 80. Rishabh Pant then watched from the other end as Ravindra Jadeja came and went after just 2 deliveries. Pant was still 14 runs away from what would have been a second Test century.

Pressure on Pant after wickets fall around him

The following over, he smashed an imperious boundary with just a flick of the wrist off Shannon Gabriel, which took him into the 90s. But the bowler came back in his very next over to dismiss the wicketkeeper-batsman. Shimron Hetmyer standing at cover point took an excellent catch to get rid of the dangerous Pant. The ball bounced off the pitch and Pant was offered some width, but it wasn’t enough for him to cut freely.

The batsman instead decided to punch the ball, and ended up timing it very well. Hetmyer, however, threw himself to his right and plucked a spectacular catch. He fumbled a bit, but luckily for the Windies, the ball stuck to his hands eventually. Rishabh Pant was forced to walk back to the dressing room, once again just 8 runs shy of what could have been a solid hundred.

His last two Test innings have rendered scores of 114 and 92, and having been dismissed in the 90s again, Pant would probably be kicking himself for missing out on an opportunity to score 3 consecutive Test centuries. Twitterati was clearly disappointed at the youngster’s dismissal. Here’s how they reacted:

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