Twitterati annoyed with Stuart Broad's appalling send-off to Rishabh Pant

Twitterati annoyed with Stuart Broad’s appalling send-off to Rishabh Pant

Pant made 24 runs in his debut innings.

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It was a huge occasion for the 20-year-old Rishabh Pant who made his Test debut in the ongoing third Test match at Trent Bridge. He was drafted into the playing XI in the place of Dinesh Karthik who failed to perform in the first two Tests. The youngster came into bat on the first day of the Test match during the final session of play and opened his account by smashing a six over the long-on region off a delivery bowled by the leg-spinner, Adil Rashid.

It was expected to be a massive challenge for Pant to face quality bowlers like James Anderson, Stuart Broad and the rest of the England bowlers in tough conditions. Earlier, many former cricketers had also advocated for his inclusion in the Test team as Karthik looked seriously out of form. The India A coach Rahul Dravid also mentioned that Pant has the temperament and the skill to play the longest format of the game.

Broad’s nasty send-off to the debutant

Rishabh Pant looked to be a confident batsman in his debut outing as he played with a positive mindset. He scored a quick-fire 22 runs and remained unbeaten at the end of the first day’s play and resumed rather patiently on the following day. However, the conditions on the second day were very much difficult with the England bowlers moving the ball both ways. Pant fell prey to one nipping delivery bowled by Broad. The in-swinging delivery found an inside edge and shattered straight back on to the stumps.

After the dismissal, the veteran England fast bowler got involved in a charging altercation with Pant and fired some nasty words at the youngster. However, it was probably an act to show him a taste of some aggressive Test match cricket or the other strange possibility for that send-off could be that Broad was not happy with  Pant taking a lot of time to be ready to face the deliveries.

The cricketing fans on Twitter were also angry with Broad for showing his aggression towards the youngster unnecessarily. While some of them felt that the bowler should be reprimanded for his actions, few trolled him hilariously as he was out to bat in the middle only after three hours with his team in tatters.

Here are the Twitter reactions:

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