Twitter trolls ICC for excluding Rishabh Pant from both of India’s limited-overs squads

Pant has been retained in the T20I squad.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The Indian selection panel, on Monday, announced the ODI and T20I squads for the upcoming series against Australia and New Zealand. MS Dhoni returned to the mix in the shortest format after being left out for Windies and Australia series earlier. However, Rishabh Pant, who has been tipped to be his successor, was dropped from the ODIs ahead of the World Cup as Dinesh Karthik looks set to make it to England for World Cup.

The decision of dropping Pant comes on the back of some poor scores from the youngster during the Windies series. He scored only 41 runs in the two outings while not being able to finish the innings on a high note. On the contrary, another wicket-keeper Karthik did well in Australia down the order finishing games with utmost precision.


Though Pant has been left out of the ODIs, the selectors seem to be keeping him in the plans in the T20 Internationals ahead of the World Cup in 2020 which will be played in Australia. Pant is currently in Australia playing in the ongoing Test series against the home team and has been impressive with the gloves. He has also fared decently with the willow batting down the order with the tail.

ICC’s wrong tweet

Meanwhile, the official Twitter handle of International Cricket Council (ICC) made a blunder while tweeting about the news of India’s squad announcement. It mentioned that Rishabh Pant was dropped from India’s both limited-overs squads. The 20-year-old was retained for the T20Is as a total of three wicket-keepers made it to the line-up.

ICC’s mistake was quickly spotted by the social media gimmicks and though it was deleted soon, the blunder was enough for them to troll. This is not the first time that ICC‘s Twitter handle has committed a mistake even as their witty tweets have also bee responsible in attracting fans’ ire in the past.

Here’s ICC’s tweet:

ICC's tweet
ICC’s tweet. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Here’s how Twitter trolled:

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