Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant faced the heat of fans for throwing away his wicket in the first game of the 3-match T20I series against the West Indies in Florida on Saturday.
It was a wobbly seam delivery from Sunil Narine and Pant decided to slog sweep, the ball went off the top-edge and was taken by Sheldon Cottrell at deep square leg.
India had just lost Rohit Sharma of the previous ball and that audacious shot from Pant was just not required.
This is not the first time Pant has fallen prey to such shot selection. Fans are unhappy and are comparing him with Dhoni as the former India skipper always took responsibility, unlike young Pant.
Here is how fans bashed Rishabh Pant:
If Pant has to be Dhoni’s rightful successor, he’s got to learn to respect his own talent
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 3, 2019
— Jayesh (@imJSuthar) August 3, 2019
Rishabh pant is overrated. Got out the same way
— Harsh Gupta (@imnindian81) August 3, 2019
When will Rishabh Pant learn? 🤔#WIvIND
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 3, 2019
— shalabh seth (@coolshalabh2010) August 3, 2019
The art of throwing away your wicket – By #RishabhPant
— Amey n Loke (@amoy2j) August 3, 2019
Rishabh Pant is the reason why MS Dhoni hasn't retired yet. #INDvsWI
— Sunil The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) August 3, 2019
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) August 3, 2019
Rishabh Pant is the reason why Virat Kohli still want MS Dhoni in the team..!!
— Kamaljeet Dey (@iam_Kamaljeet) August 3, 2019
— Darsh (@DarshaneshPatil) August 3, 2019
Meanwhile, India beat West Indies by 4 wickets at Lauderhill and took 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The second T20I will be played on Sunday at the same venue.