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WATCH – Murphy’s Law Following Rishabh Pant In Possible Ways
By CricShots - Mar 10, 2019 10:04 pm
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The young Indian wicket, Rishabh Pant has often been touted as he can be an apt replacement of former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni whenever the latter decides to hang his boots from international cricket. While Pant has shown some promise in terms of batting, there are some serious matters of concern when it comes to his wicket-keeping abilities and some testimonies of the same were given during the fourth ODI of the five-match series against Australia at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.

Virat Kohli’s reaction after Rishabh Pant’s mistakes

Earlier in the game, Shikhar Dhawan notched up his highest ODI score of 143 off just 115 balls and had stitched a 193-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma, who was dismissed for 95. Dhawan silenced his critics and hit peak form as his knock of 143 off 115 balls had 18 boundaries and three sixes. India managed to reach a total of 358/9 in their quota of 50 overs.

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Coming into the chase, Australia lost Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh in the first overs itself as they were cleaned by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah respectively. Then the partnership of 192 runs between Khawaja and Handscomb started to rise which later broken by Bumrah.

In the 44th over of the chase, Pant made a quite a few mistakes which led to India losing the game. On the very first ball of the over of Yuzvednra Chahal, Pant fumbled with the ball down leg as the ball was drifting in and Ashton Turner was looking to tuck it fine but is overbalanced and well outside the crease, but Rishabh missed the stumping.

Rishabh Pant’s reaction after being sloppy

On the second ball of the over, Chahal bowled right into the blockhole and Alex Carey only managed to squeeze it out somehow, but the Aussies still got the single as Pant was showing off and threw under-arm quite wide of the stumps. Soon after that, the Mohali crowd started chanting Dhoni! Dhoni! as they thought he attempted to imitate Dhoni.

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On the very next ball, Chahal bowled a wide delivery seeing the batsman making room and he was beaten as well and Rishabh dislodged the bails as soon as he fires it wide, beaten. Despite the fact that the on-field umpires decided t review the stumping, Pant asked the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli to review for the caught behind and the latter did as well. In replays, the stumping was looking fine but the snickometer showed a big spike but it was after it passed the bat and the end result is was that the ball was given wide.

Here is the video of the over:

Here is the video of crowd’s reaction:

Here is how Twitterati reacted after Pant’s mistakes: