During the first T20I against Bangladesh, India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant failed to make a good impression yet again. The 22-year-old failed to do justice with the bat and gloves, and that too in the absence of veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni.
When the Men in Blue were defending a modest total of 149 in Delhi, Pant persuaded Rohit Sharma to take a DRS against Soumya Sarkar on the last ball of the 10th over. However, Yuzvendra Chahal who bowled that delivery looked unconvinced with Pant’s appeal.
But, the local boy was confident of a caught behind chance. Nevertheless, the reviews showed a line graph without any spikes as the ball went past the willow.
Earlier, Pant had failed to notice a DRS chance against Mushfiqur Rahim, who was caught leg before wicket in the same over.
Pant’s DRS howlers cost India the match as Mushfiqur went on to play a match-winning knock of 60 runs off 43 balls and propelled Bangladesh to their first-ever win over India in T20Is.
Meanwhile, India fans were heard chanting Dhoni’s name throughout the game, and especially when India got their DRS calls wrong.
— Nikhil P Samuel (@nikhilpsamuel) November 3, 2019
DHONI DHONI chants begins in Delhi Stadium. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/HjIG8TqApZ
— DHONIsm™ ❤️ (@DHONIism) November 3, 2019
— Ronil (@Ronil__Mehta) November 3, 2019
He wasn't playing but all I could hear the Delhites scream was "DHONI… DHONI.. "
The match will always be incomplete without these two favorites @msdhoni and @imVkohli !
– Arun Jaitley Stadium pic.twitter.com/DS8KBLri8d
— Ifrah Mufti Ahmad (@ifrahmufti) November 3, 2019
Can Rishabh Pant fill the place of MSD?
Public : pic.twitter.com/qEMCVQ1Ff4
— BekaarAadmi🚶 (@BekaarAaadmi) November 3, 2019
— amrinder kalkat (@AmmyKalkat) November 3, 2019
I know Indian cricket fans will always love MS Dhoni (well of course!)…
But to see Delhi crowd jeer Rishabh Pant with “Dhoni Dhoni” chant at failed DRS appeal is disappointing. This is Pant’s homeground… for crying out loud. Show some love to the kid. #IndvBan
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) November 3, 2019
— SABE (@thatleftyguy) November 3, 2019
— Mansi Fule (@mansifule) November 3, 2019
— _nadaan.parinda_🐦 (@jaypatidar_) November 3, 2019
— Gautam singh (@gautams437) November 3, 2019
— Akhi Singh ✖️ (@akhisingh13) November 4, 2019
Whether he is playing or not..
Crowd goes loud to chant.. 📣
Dhoni Dhoni 💯❤️
Wrong DRS call from #RishabhPant 😡
— Arvind Kumar (@itsArvindkumarr) November 4, 2019
— 😎 (@Iam_Mortal_) November 4, 2019