India’s young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant got trolled by the Twitterati after posting a picture with another youngster Prithvi Shaw.
The 21-year-old Pant is currently on the Australia tour where he has been selected in both the T20I and Test squads. Meanwhile, the 19-year-old right-handed opening batsman Prithvi Shaw also has been selected in the Test squad of the ongoing Australia tour. Both are very talented and experts have huge expectations from both the cricketers.
As both have made their international cricket debut in this year, Pant has played five Tests, three ODIs and nine T20Is. Meanwhile, Shaw has played only two Tests during the recent home Test series against Windies.
In the very early stage of their international career, both have impressed with their performances. However, recently, during the first T20I between Australia and India at Brisbane on last Wednesday (November 21), Pant disappointed hugely with his immature batting.
Initially, Pant started very well and provided a crucial and quick 51-run partnership with Dinesh Karthik for the fifth wicket that brought them to close of the victory. But in the very deciding moment, Pant (20 runs off 16 balls) was caught out at the point after playing an immature shot. Many experts, even the Indian skipper Virat Kohli also believes that Pant’s dismissal took the game away from them.
Currently, Australia is leading the three-match T20I series by 1-0 after the second T20I. Australia won the rain-affected first T20I by just four runs (DLS method), while the second T20I was abandoned after the first innings.
Just before the third and final T20I of the series against the hosts Australia at Sydney, which is a must-win game for India to save the series, Pant posted a picture with Prithvi Shaw on his official Twitter account and wrote, “My brother has the coolest brother… just saying. @PrithviShaw”
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) November 24, 2018
However, some fans didn’t enjoy this post as they have felt that Pant should pay more attention to his cricketing skills.
Here are some unhappy Twitter reactions:
Thoda game p dheyan do we lost 1st match coz of u only ….
— Dr Rahul Kumar (@Dr_Rahul_Sp) November 24, 2018
Photo session band karo. Match finish karne ka try karo.
— Binayak (@Binayakuce) November 24, 2018
Aur Bhai cool shots kaise lagaye jaate hain ye bhi thoda inse sikh Lena…😁😁
— Bauua Singh🌀 (@TheSawanRaj) November 24, 2018
Coolest shot k chakkar main match tere karan haar gye
Kbhi normal bhi khela kar…
Otherwise very soon bahar
— Sunny chatterjee (@Sunnychatterj10) November 24, 2018
— Sunil kumar (@kirkitcrazy) November 24, 2018
Concentrate on your game. You played a horrible cricket shot in Brisbane and poor wicket keeping in Melbourne. Photos and selfies don’t make you great
— TheAjayAgwan (@IamAjay_27) November 24, 2018
Please concentrate on your game brother..
— venu (@Venu61642588) November 24, 2018
Bhai aise shot mat khelo, prithvi hota toh match phele hi khatm ho jata
— digvijay singh (@digvijaysingh72) November 24, 2018
Chutiya jaise shot khel na chor de bhai nhi tu team se bahar jane time nhi lagta h
— never give up (@mytimeisnow26) November 24, 2018
पहले अपनी कीपिंग और फिटनेस सुधार लो भी,और सही समय पर सही शॉट मारना सीख लो ये तो बाद में ही होता रहेगा।
— himanshu dixit (@dixit_nanu) November 24, 2018
Bhai game par zyada dhyan do… Social media par itna active mat raho
— Dhanjit Patgiri (@DhanjitPatgiri4) November 24, 2018
Pls practice for your next match I want your 50
— Anshkumar (@Anshkum01872425) November 24, 2018
— Pappusah.Benibad.gayghat.muz..b j p.sadasay (@PappusahM) November 24, 2018