Team India registered a dominating win over Bangladesh by eight wickets in Rajkot to level the three-match T20I series 1-1 on Thursday. While India had completely outplayed the visitors in all departments of the game, Rishabh Pant’s error behind the stumps caught everyone’s attention.
In the sixth over, Yuzvendra Chahal managed to get better of Liton Das with the turn and it was an easy chance for Pant behind the stumps but the delivery was declared a no-ball as Pant collected the ball in front of the stumps. After the young wicket-keeper committed such a silly mistake, former Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman, Kumar Sangakkara said that Pant needs to be neat and tidy behind the stumps.
Talking about the youngster, Sangakkara said, “If you are looking at the World Cup it’s important for him (Pant) to understand what his role is in terms of helping his captain with the right information. However, at the same time as a wicketkeeper, it’s important to be neat and tidy behind the stumps which will give him confidence and put him in a better position to help his captain in calling for reviews.”
In the T20I series opener in Delhi, Pant played a sluggish knock of 27 and was also involved in the mix-up between the wickets that led to Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal who was batting on 41 that led to him receiving a lot of criticism on social media.
During the second T20I, Rohit Sharma was the star for India who scored 85 runs off just 43 balls to help India chase down the target of 154 runs with over four overs to spare.
The three-match series is level at 1-1 and the final T20I will be played in Nagpur on Sunday.