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Fans Blame Virat Kohli For Runnings Out Rishabh Pant In Third T20
By CricShots - Mar 16, 2021 10:19 pm
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Team India witnessed a disastrous start with the bat in the ongoing third T20I against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli lost the Asked to bat first, the hosts lost three wickets in the first six overs itself. Under-pressure opener KL Rahul was dismissed for another duck. Mark Wood drew the first blood for visitors the first breakthrough in the very first over by castling Rahul with a brilliant delivery. In the fifth over, he struck once again to take the prized wicket of Rohit Sharma.

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Rishabh Pant was runout in the third T20

In the last over of the powerplay, Chris Jordan dismissed second match’s hero Ishan Kishan for 4 to reduce India to 24 for 3. Kishan’s dismissal brought Rishabh Pant in the middle, who steadied the ship along with skipper Virat Kohli. Rishabh Pant had got the start once again and was looking likely to get a good score. But just when it looked like he and Kohli would guide India to a good total, dismal coordination between them ended in a run-out.’

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Rishabh Pant departed after scoring 25 off 20 balls with the help of three boundaries. It was the 12th over of India’s innings when he was run-out. On the first ball of the over bowled by Sam Curran, the left-handed batsman punched a back-of-a-length delivery on the offside.

Pant and Kohli then ran for a double before the fielder threw the ball to Jos Buttler at the striker’s end. Buttler cheekily tried to deflect the ball onto the stumps before Kohli decided to steal the third run. As soon as the ball went past the stumps, Kohli decided to go for the third run.

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Pant, on the other hand, was standing well behind the stumps before he heard his captain’s call and decided to go for the third. But before failed to reach the non-striker’s end in time as Buttler threw the ball to Curran who did the rest with ease. Unsurprisingly, the fans were not impressed with the way Pant lost his wicket and they took to Twitter to express their displeasure.

Here are some of the reactions: