Rishabh Pant is a professional Indian cricketer who plays for India. He had an outing behind the stumps in the 4th ODI between India and Australia. He recalled in the ODI team for the series but could not play in any of the first three games with the incumbent MS Dhoni taking care of the wicket keeping duties.
However, Rishabh Pant did little in the fourth ODI to show that the team management was wrong to include him in the playing eleven in the previous games.
He played a good hand during India’s innings as he scored 36 off 24 including four fours and a six. He was far from his best with the gloves as he spilt a few crucial chances in the 44th over of the Australian innings. Pant had the chance to stump Ashton Turner.
The crowd could not take anymore and expressed their dissatisfaction with Pant by reminding him that he was still second best, by Dhoni’s name. They started chanting ‘Dhoni, Dhoni’, demanding that MSD should be brought back in the team.
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— POWERSTAR (@Teja_PSPK99) March 10, 2019
Some netizens were also annoyed with the manner in which Rishabh Pant carried out wicketkeeping and they trolled him big time.
— Kshitij Raja (@KshitijRaja7) March 10, 2019
Watta crap crap crap wicketkeeper rishabh pant is why the hell he tries to copy ms dhoni ? Make ur own identity #INDvAUS
— J. (@Jolly_Jinu) March 10, 2019
— Vaibhav (@Vaibhav4real) March 10, 2019
Dhoni didn't even play and has more mentions than Ashton Turner [who won the game for Aus] and Rishabh Pant put together 🤣 pic.twitter.com/CazkrqyFgZ
— TheOtherGuy (@OtherGuyThere) March 10, 2019
— Bhavesh verma (@bhavesh_verma22) March 10, 2019
— pn (@narenpaliwal2) March 10, 2019
And Rishabh Pant has proved beyond doubt he isn’t ready yet. 2 stumping missed and one becoming the diff between victory and defeat. Dhoni would hardly miss any.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 10, 2019
— B. S. Srivastava (@b4ulove14) March 10, 2019
— Jatin Bansal (@JatinBa64211400) March 10, 2019
MS Dhoni To Rishabh Pant After His Performance in Yesterday's Match – pic.twitter.com/UUXcy57Xkx
— Sanni Keshri 🔥💞 (@Sanskari_jija) March 11, 2019
You are not MS Dhoni @ Rishabh Pant 😒#INDvAUS
— ✴️ ᙢคᏁἶֆհค ✴️ ~ 🤨 🧐 (@manisha__gupta) March 10, 2019
Pant’s missed stumping proved costly for india as Turner, who was batting on 38 at that time, went on to play a sublime knock of 84 not out to take Australia home in a remarkable fashion. The knock came off just 43 balls and was studded with 5 fours and 6 sixes as Australia crossed the line inside 48 overs.