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West Indies vs India: Harsha Bhogle opens up on Rishabh Pant’s irresponsible shot selection

On Wednesday, India defeated West Indies by six wickets in the final ODI of the three-match series at Queen’s Park Oval. Indian skipper Virat Kohli smashed his 43rd ODI century, taking the Men in Blue to the finish line.


India’s current number 4 batsman, Rishabh Pant disappointed his fans once again. Pant came out to bat after the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan in the 13th over of India’s inning (91/2).

Facing the very first delivery, Pant went down the pitch for a big hit but found himself nowhere near the bowl, giving an easy catch to Keemo Paul standing at mid-off.


Harsha Bhogle, the popular Indian cricket commentator and journalist,  was not at all impressed with Pant’s shot selection. He had a clear message for the youngster, tweeting, “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.

Earlier, Pant also faced heat in the T20I series against West Indies when he got himself dismissed in a similar fashion. The incident occurred during the first T20I, Pant on his first delivery decided to slog sweep and gave a simple catch to the deep square leg fielder.

Shreyas Iyer, who came at number 5, played a crucial knock of 65 runs off 41 balls, adding 120 runs for the 4th wicket partnership with captain Virat Kohli.

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