India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant had a forgettable day behind the stumps in the second T20I against Bangladesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
During the sixth over of the first innings, a stumping chance was created by India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Bangladesh opener Liton Das stepped out of his crease to send the ball out of the park but failed to make any contact with the ball. Pant, in order to attempt a very fast stumping, made a ‘schoolboy error’.
He collected the ball in front of the wickets, which is counted as a no-ball. As per the rules, a wicket-keeper has to collect the ball behind the stumps in order to dismiss the batsman.
As usual, Twitterati was quick to react to Pant’s poor performance behind the stumps.
Here are some of the reactions:
Pant’s ‘keeping coming under greater scrutiny
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 7, 2019
Did anyone miss #Dhoni here 🙂 Mistakes happen, but #Pant doesnt have too much credit left from his critics or stoutest backers…
Law says every part of wk glove has to be behind the stumps… #IndvsBan #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/RLabGGxBea
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) November 7, 2019
— Shivam Patel (@shivamsays__) November 7, 2019
— BekaarAadmi🚶 (@BekaarAaadmi) November 7, 2019
— Anurag Pathak (@aanuragist) November 7, 2019
Rishabh Pant seems to be nearing the end of the long rope he had been given will be disappointing to see a talent waste opportunities. He is making a case for Sanju Samson by bad keeping too specially stumping twice today for technique #INDvBAN
— Akhil Chaturvedi (@Akhil_C) November 7, 2019
— adarsh shrivastava (@adarshbihari11) November 7, 2019
— 🇬🇴🇵🇦🇱 (@monstergopal18) November 7, 2019
@StarSportsIndia Don't knw why selectors giving that much priority to #RishabhPant where so many talented players waiting for opportunity. Its international cricket, each match is important and those should get chance who deserve it.@BCCI
— ImCSPatra (@cspatra4u) November 7, 2019
— Daddy Hundred (@daddyhundred) November 7, 2019
— Stripper (@Strippe54870353) November 7, 2019
— swaraj swaru (@BaruiSwaraj) November 7, 2019
Rishabh Pant is so bad that even the Dhoni haters want Dhoni back in the team.
— Rofl Republic (@i_theindian) November 7, 2019
— Right Arm Over (@RightArmOver_) November 7, 2019
— Engineers Inroom (@engineersinroom) November 7, 2019
— Sumit (@SumitMi02880332) November 7, 2019
Pic 1 – MS Dhoni performance as wicketkeeper
Pic 2- Rishabh pant performance as wicketkeeper pic.twitter.com/nWoLS4o46s
— नादान परिंदे 🇮🇳 (@Gauri_doonite) November 7, 2019
— Roastyourself (@niimz94) November 7, 2019