Rishabh Pant, Down Under Test Series, and controversies- name a better trio, we will wait. Wriddhiman Saha passed on the gloves to the 23-year-old Rishabh Pant in the second Test against Australia at Melbourne. Since then, the Delhi Capitals’ wicketkeeper has been in news, seemingly not for his batting or wicketkeeping skills, but everything except the primary aspects. In the 3rd Test at Sydney, Rishabh Pant dropped an easy catch of Pucovski off Ravichandran Ashwin.
IND vs AUS: Rishabh Pant wrongfully claimed a dropped catch
Later, Rishabh Pant wrongfully claimed Pucovski’s catch just a few overs after his first dropped catch. The umpire’s decision went against Pant’s call as Pucoski was handed a second life-line in the game. However, Pant was seen channeling his inner deceiver, as he clearly dropped the second catch as well and still went on to appeal to the match-officials. Nevertheless, with the introduction of modern technologies in the game, it was quite evident that Pant was trying to deceive everyone with his trickery. Pant was heavily criticized on social media for trying to invade the said ‘gentlemen’s game’ with his attempt to bag a wicket for India.
IND vs AUS: Netizens slams Pant
Rishabh Pant tried to cheat lmao
— Samip 😌 🔴 (@kopsamip) January 7, 2021
Rishabh pant is Kamran Akmal of India.😠 #INDvsAUSTest
— Bond™ (@piyush_speaks) January 7, 2021
— Harsh Tripathi (@HarshTr23148648) January 7, 2021
Rishabh Pant should be grateful that we’re not playing in India. People would have started chanting “Dhoni.. Dhoni” by now.#INDvsAUSTest
— Amber Soni (@amber_7777) January 7, 2021
— Vijay Arumugam (@vijayarumugam) January 7, 2021