On Tuesday, the India skipper, Virat Kohli celebrated his 31st birthday. While fans and members of the cricket fraternity flooded social media with heartwarming wishes for the Indian captain, young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant grabbed a lot of eyeballs with a unique birthday wish for Kohli.
Calling him uncle, Rishabh Pant tweeted: “Happy birthday chachaaa @imVkohli always keep smiling.” While some fans called the caption funny, some decided to troll Rishabh Pant for focusing more on establishing relations than improving his game.
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) November 5, 2019
Fans came up with hilarious tweets in reply to Pant’s birthday wish for Kohli.
Ready rahhooo bhateje virat ke muh se tariff sun ne ke liye 😅
— Pradeep Kumar (@tigerpradeeep) November 5, 2019
this is his reaction whenever u say u r confident and we should take a review
— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) November 5, 2019
Abbe khel le dhang se, team se bahar hone wala hai
— shubham (@cricAkki11) November 5, 2019
ye sab chhodo… run kaise bane uspe dhyaan de
— 🕷️ (@spidernoir99) November 5, 2019
It was the jacket that made him laugh 😉
— Cricket tweets (@_stavros1) November 5, 2019
Rishabh Bhai Dhoni ko tauji bulata hoga
— अंतिम दल का छात्र (@BhanuKa99436455) November 5, 2019
Pant only managed to score 27 runs, was involved in a mix-up that caused run out of the Indian opener, Shikhar Dhawan convinced India’s stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma to take a wrong DRS call and missed two review opportunities in the first T20 International match between India and Bangladesh on Sunday.
India lost the first match of the three-match T20I series by seven wickets amid air pollution in Delhi. Following the match, fans drew comparisons between MS Dhoni and Pant to troll the latter for a dismal show behind the stumps.
Pant had convinced skipper Rohit to opt for Decision Review System (DRS) against Soumya Sarkar on the last ball of the 10th over. Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was unsure but Pant was confident of a caught behind the opportunity. However, the UltraEdge showed a flat line as the ball had gone past the bat.
Sarkar survived on 20 when Bangladesh was 62/2 in the chase of 149. While India lost the DRS because of Pant in the 10th over, the young gloveman had earlier failed to spot DRS chances against Mushfiqur Rahim, when he has trapped LBW twice. Later, Rahim went on to score a match-winning knock of 60 runs for Bangladesh.