Mumbai: Rishabh Pant who was hugely hailed for his power hitting, was called into the World Cup squad in place of injured Shikhar Dhawan. Since his introduction into the World Cup squad, Pant had shown that he had the ability to shift gears for India whenever the team needed.
During the league games against England and Bangladesh, the 21-year-old had shown massive striking ability by scoring quick fire cameo of 32 and 48 respectively.
However, in the semi-final match against New Zealand, the Delhi Capitals opener had scored 32 from 56 balls in that match. In a crunch game, the youngster came under pressure and played a needless shot to leave the team reeling under pressure even after the team lost four early wickets in quick successions. Following the 2019 World Cup exit, Rishabh Pant was under the scanner for exhibiting his aggression and getting out softly.
Earlier, when Pant was drafted into the World Cup squad, a few eyebrows were raised. Coming back to the T20I series versus West Indies, the left-handed batsman again got out cheaply after scoring 4 and 0 in the first two T20Is.
However, in the presence of Indian captain Virat Kohli, the Indian cricketer played a sensible yet fiery knock of 65 off 42 balls, helping his side to clinch the series 3-0 against West Indies on their home turf.
Nevertheless, after Pant’s cool and composed innings, the netizens showered praises on him showing sensibility and nerves of steel despite India losing Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. Kohli’s presence proved to be effective as the 21-year-old and the skipper formed a 106-runs stand to take India home.
Check out how the fans have reacted after Pants sensible knock of 65:-
Everyone badly wanted this aggressive Virat back.🤘 I just loved the way he played shots today. Class+ temperament. 🏏 King 👑 for a reason. 💪— Prince Priyadarshi (@_ssprince) August 6, 2019
Keep continue your kickass batting display.
Congratulations India on a clean sweep. #INDvWI #ViratKohli #KingKohli