Rishabh Pant is again under of radar getting axed as his bad run continued in the first T20I against Bangladesh. The wicket-keeper batsman was heavily criticized and trolled for his poor wicket-keeping skill which cost India the match. The 22-year old made a terrible DRS call and the hosts lost an important review. Many consider that the southpaw should be replaced by Sanju Samson who enjoyed a phenomenal domestic season recently. The Kerela-born cricketer has proved his mettle both in front and behind the stumps and can well take the field in the second clash at Rajkot. Rohit Sharma Defends Rishabh Pant After 1st India vs Bangladesh T20I, Says ‘Too Soon to Pass Judgement Whether Pant Can Take DRS Calls’.
Apart from keeping, the left-handed batsman was also bashed for his reckless running between the wickets. In the penultimate delivery of the 15th over, the youngster made a goof-up while running and a well set Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed. Talking about Samson, the 24-year old has been a consistent performer for Kerela over the years and his national call-up was always round the corner. In the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019, the youngster scored a splendid double century and grabbed everyone’s attention. Ignoring these statistics will not be easy for the Indian team management and Samson would also fancy his chances to play an international match after a span of four years. Rishabh Pant Trolled for Wasting DRS Review During IND vs BAN 1ST T20I Match, Fans Chant MS Dhoni’s Name.
Before the ongoing series, Pant was also replaced by Wriddhiman Saha in the three-match Test series against South Africa. However, the youngster retained his side in the limited-over format but a dismal show in the first match could become a reason for the ouster. However, in spite of his recent form, Pant has proved his mettle in a short span of time and many also consider him as the successor of the legendary MS Dhoni. Nevertheless, Pant’s recent form is not on his side and it will be interesting to see who will don the gloves for the Men in Blue at Rajkot.