Fans lambasted Pant for his poor wicketkeeping skills.
Pant gave two lifelines to debutant Will Pucovski.
Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant did not have a good start with the gloves on Day 1 of the ongoing third Test against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Pant dropped two catches within a span of three overs and granted two lifelines to the Australian debutant Will Pucovski.
During the 21st over of Australia’s first innings, Pant dropped a regulation catch off Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling.
Then in the 25th over, Pant put down another chance when Mohammed Siraj bowled a short delivery to Pucovski. The Aussie opener got hurried due to the pace, and the red-leather got off the glove, but Pant spills it out while running back to grab it. Though the soft signal on the field was ‘out’, but later it was reversed.
Meanwhile, Pucovski went on to score a half-century. However, soon another debutant Navdeep Saini sent Pucovski back to the pavilion in the 35th over. The young Aussie played a 110-ball 62 run knock. After the end of day’s play, Australia have posted 166/2 with Marnus Labuschagne (67 not out) and Steve Smith (31 not out) at the crease.
Pant’s back-to-back drops didn’t go down well with fans on Twitter as they went on to criticise the Indian keeper for his mistakes.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) January 7, 2021
— King in the North 🐺 (@skywalker8901) January 7, 2021
Rishabh Pant should concentrate more on his game then on onfield bakchodi.#AUSvsIND
— Mandar (@Maddy_CFC) January 7, 2021
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) January 7, 2021
Everyone is supporting the young Will Pucovski, even Rishabh Pant.
— No One (@m1sterlonely) January 7, 2021
Rishabh Pant keeps proving to us time & again as to how bad he is behind the stumps !!! Definitely not good sings for India and they need to look for alternate options like Ishan, Samsun for future ! #AUSvIND #Pant #Saha
— Vikrant (@IamVikrantMoily) January 7, 2021
Two Catches dropped by Rishabh Pant may prove costly.
— J (@Sootradhar) January 7, 2021
— Vikash Singh (@SinghVikash_x) January 7, 2021
Rishabh Pant is a terrific combo of some of all time greatest players.
He bats like Dhoni,He has fitness like Rohit, and catches like Kohli.
— Satya Chaudhary (@satyagodara) January 7, 2021
Rishabh pant finding a place in 4th test pic.twitter.com/LlRDtrpp7T
— Ssrfan (@Ssrfan478780364) January 7, 2021
Rishabh pant right now: pic.twitter.com/EpNly3qu5B
— Corona Warrior (@corona_warrior) January 7, 2021
Since the start of 2018, Rishabh Pant averages 0.86 dropped catches per Test played.
Of all keepers to play 10 matches in that time, Pant’s drops-per-Test record is the worst.#AUSvIND
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) January 7, 2021
After Seeing Rishabh Pant Dropped Two Catches…
Wriddhiman Saha Rn – pic.twitter.com/61qm1iAwk9
— Jethalal (@Jethiya_lal) January 7, 2021
Rishabh Pant dropped two catch of PUC.
PUC made his first 50 at debut game.
Meanwhile Rishabh Pant in dressing room RN :— pic.twitter.com/a6IzbjYHcw
— 💔Dark fellow💔 (@Nar_fault) January 7, 2021
Rishabh Pant, India Test Cricket Wicket keeper needs to be demoted to No 8 batting position due to very poor wicket keeping.
— The Sunrise Temple Community (@Akhandaloka) January 7, 2021
Saha after watching Rishabh Pant dropping catches:- pic.twitter.com/xBtUuC0QdY
— Prince Prabhakar (@Prince_P007) January 7, 2021
Rishabh Pant right now: pic.twitter.com/IZ23x3q9BD
— Amit (@dark__horse007) January 7, 2021
Rishabh Pant as fielder 🙂 pic.twitter.com/2MoarMm1FM
— mahimamenon (@themahimamenon) January 7, 2021
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TAGS: Australia, Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21, India, India tour of Australia 2020-21, Rishabh Pant, Will Pucovski
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