Rohit Sharma Couldn’t Believe Rishabh Pant Was The Man Of The Match
By CricShots - Feb 19, 2022 11:03 am
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India’s limited-overs skipper, Rohit Sharma, seemed a bit annoyed because of the lackluster fielding efforts on a couple of occasions by the Indian players in the 2nd T20I of the three-match series against West Indies, was finally seen having fun after the game. The reason behind his jolly mood was ominous as the Men in Blue had pocketed another series win over the Caribbean giants after beating them in the 2nd T20I.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant scored a fiery half-century

The task was a bit difficult this time as the Caribbean had won the toss and asked Team India to bat first. Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma struggled to find the rhythm and gave away their wickets. Virat Kohli played a gritty knock of 52 runs followed by a couple of quickfire knocks from Rishabh Pant and Venkatesh Iyer that helped India post a total of 186 runs in the first innings.

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The bowlers had a tough job at their disposal in the 2nd innings as the dew started coming from the first over of the 2nd innings itself. However, the Indian spin twin of Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravi Bishnoi got India a couple of wickets. After the first couple of wickets, Rovman Powell and Nicholas Pooran made a solid partnership as they stitched a partnership of more than 100 runs. 

However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar got India back in the game, and eventually, the Men in Blue registered an 8-run win and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Now, a funny video has emerged of Indian skipper Rohit Sharma having a bit of banter with Rishabh Pant, the Indian wicketkeeper, who got the Man of the Match award for his special half-century that helped India finish on a high in the first innings.

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After addressing his post-match presentation, as Harsha Bhogle invited Rishabh to collect his Man of the Match award, Rohit joked with Harsha and asked in a sarcastic manner, “Rishabh Pant Is The Man of the Match?” To this Harsha replied, “Come on Rohit, he batted very well though.”

Here is the video of the incident: