India’s young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was trolled after he uploaded a picture on social networking site Twitter. Pant uploaded a photo of himself with budding Test opener Prithvi Shaw and captioned it as, “My brother has the coolest brother... just saying.” After uploading the image post, Pant was soon slammed for being 'overactive' on social media rather than focusing on cricket. India vs Australia, 3rd T20I 2018, Match Preivew: Virat Kohli's Men in a Must-Win Situation Against Aussies at Sydney!
The left-handed batsman was criticised left, right and centre and some even blamed him for India’s defeat in the first T20I against Australia. While chasing 174, India lost Pant’s wicket at a crucial stage. He scored 20 off 16 balls and failed to stay in the middle till the end.
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) November 24, 2018
The youngster is the likeliest replacement of MS Dhoni in the future and is being groomed. In the three-match T20I series against Windies at home, Pant scored a half-century, but in the other two games was dismissed for one and five runs. India vs Australia 2018 Video Diaries: KL Rahul Meets Fans at Melbourne Cricket Ground After 2nd T20I.
— Pappusah.Benibad.gayghat.muz..b j p.sadasay (@PappusahM) November 24, 2018
Bhai game par zyada dhyan do... Social media par itna active mat raho
— Dhanjit Patgiri (@DhanjitPatgiri4) 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
— Manish Jain (@Nausikiya) November 24, 2018
Photo session band karo. Match finish karne ka try karo.
— Binayak (@Binayakuce) November 24, 2018
Thoda game p dheyan do we lost 1st match coz of u only ....
— Dr Rahul Kumar (@Dr_Rahul_Sp) November 24, 2018
On the ongoing Australian tour, Pant, who is keeping wickets, is under pressure to perform well. He is competing for the wicketkeeper’s place in the team along with Dinesh Karthik who s also part of the Indian T20I squad.
Meanwhile, India takes on Australia today in the third and final T20I at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia leads the series 1-0 after winning the first T20I. The second game of the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was abandoned due to rain and only Australian innings was possible.