Twitterati unhappy with BCCI granting Rishabh Pant central contract

Twitterati unhappy with BCCI granting Rishabh Pant central contract

Pant has been given a Grade A contract.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rishabh Pant has been deemed as one of the brightest prospects for Indian cricket. The left-hander first donned the national colours in 2017 against England at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Then he didn’t get a lot of chances until 2018 when he came in as Dinesh Karthik’s replacement on the tour of England. In the last Test, he churned out his maiden century.

Later in 2018, he notched his second Test ton at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground. In the meantime, he found it tough to find his feet in the ODI and T20I format. He was after slammed for being reckless and throwing his wicket away in the hour of need. The southpaw has shown sparks of brilliance plenty of times, but consistency has continued to elude him, much to his dismay.

Pant having tough time

Pant wasn’t initially picked for the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. The rub of the green went in his favour last time around after Shikhar Dhawan got injured. Pant came into the squad and got his first chance when Vijay Shankar developed an injury before the match against England. During the mega event, Pant couldn’t make a big impact and flattered to deceive a wee bit.

Recently, he made amends to some extent during the ODI series against the West Indies. He slammed his maiden fifty in the format and followed it up with another blistering knock. However, in the series decider, he faltered. Pant last played against Australia in the first ODI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. He had a laboured stay in the middle before perishing to Pat Cummins.

To add insult to injury, he developed concussion and won’t be a part of the second ODI at the SCA Stadium in Rajkot. He will now undergo rehab at the NCA in Bengaluru. In the meantime, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has granted him a central contract and has placed him in Grade A. The news hasn’t gone down well with the netizens, who are bashing the BCCI for naming Pant

Here is how Twitterati lashing out at the BCCI for Pant’s Grade A contract: –