India’s young wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant has once again found himself on thin ice after his blunder that afforded Bangladesh opener, Liton Das, a lifeline in the second T20I of the three-match series.
Bangladesh, who won the first of the three T20Is, got off to an impressive start in the second game in Rajkot. The arrival of Yuzvendra Chahal in attack though unsettled the openers, and he struck in only his third delivery when Das decided to go all out for a hit. Mistiming meant the 25-year-old missed the bowl completely and Pant whipped off the bails in his usual style.
Das was way off his line, but upon further checking, it emerged that Pant had actually collected the ball ahead of the stumps, and the ball was eventually adjudged a no-ball.
Das pounced upon the error and responded with two back-to-back boundaries before running out of luck an over later. Meanwhile, fans on Twitter have expressed their discontent over Pant’s error and this is how they are reacting to it:
Inspite of several wrong DRS referrals and with poor wicketkeeping skills and not so good batting form, fail to understand why Sanju Samson doesn't replace @RishabhPant17? #SanjuSamson #RishabhPant #INDvBAN— Prasad Kulkarni (@prasadpdk24) November 7, 2019
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Sajjad Hussain