Mumbai: Rishabh Pant continued the trend of throwing his wicket away in the third ODI against West Indies on Wednesday. India were given the target of 255 runs to chase in 35 overs in a rain-affected clash.
Pant walked to the crease at number four ahead of Shreyas Iyer, who had scored a half-century in the previous match. Pant departed for a golden duck as he came down the track and skied one off Fabian Allen to Keemo Paul who took the catch.
When Pant was walking off the field, skipper Virat Kohli, who was at the non-striker's end was frustrated with the shot selection of the 21-year-old. India were successful to win the match by six wickets. However, fans took it to Twitter to express their frustration over Pant's shot selection in the third ODI.
This is a shot that Rishabh Pant will want to forget but shouldn't. It should remind him of how much ability he is wasting. He is a batsman-keeper, not the other way around, so his batting must speak for him even more.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 14, 2019
Rishabh Pant is highly overrated player.He plays only in IPL & when it comes to international games he doesn't play upto mark & always get out by playing irresponsible shots.Time came to give Chance to Sanju Samson or Ishan Kishan otherwise Dhoni have to play till #WC23.#INDvsWI— MS (@EngineerMs16) August 15, 2019
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