It has been 3 matches now that youngster Rishab Pant has not been included in the playing XI. After second ODI, it was speculated that he might be inducted into the team in place of Yuvraj Singh but the young Indian batsman has to wait a bit more to make his ODI debut. Despite Yuvraj’s poor performance in this season so far, skipper Virat Kohli didn’t drop in the previous game where he managed to score 39 runs off 55 balls. In the first two games, Yuvraj’s bat has remained quiet as he scored only 4 and 14 runs in those games.
On the other hand, the Indian squad still has a better option in the form of Rishab Pant. This young lad from Roorkee first appeared in the final T20 against England in the month of January earlier this year. Later, in the Indian Premier League 2017, he played for the Delhi Daredevils and was one of the star performers for the team. In the 10th edition of IPL, he scored 221 runs with an average of 26.14 and hit 2 fifties. He had also scored a ton in IPL 2016.
And now, after all these achievements on his report card, he is still waiting for a chance in the ODIs. Meanwhile, the Twitterati expressed their displeasure when they came to know that Pant was still benched for yet another game and this is what they all have to say:
India asked to bat on a damp pitch…once again. And once again, no place for Pant #WIvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 30, 2017
Ridiculous, they won’t play Pant for the fear of Yuvraj losing his spot to him.
— Shajin Saketh (@SupertrampMS) June 30, 2017
Why is Rishabh Pant still carrying drinks? Believe we are persisting with Yuvraj beyond his expiry date & its not good for India. #WIvIND
— iMallu (@NaanumEngineer) June 30, 2017
Rishabh Pant in this West Indies tour – eye on future.
Dinesh Kaartik in this West Indies tour – eye not on future.
— PBR (@bagrat15) June 30, 2017
No Pant again?
Could have played him nd rested Shikhar.
Nd when r they gonna play Shami? https://t.co/afWjoRRsDc
— Amitesh Singh (@ammieSingh_3) June 30, 2017
Why shami don’t get chance? you will play him against south africa and rest bhuvi that time. good politics
— Indian Cricket (@Indiancricketz) June 30, 2017
Pant ko khilao yaar Yuvraj ke jagah #IndVsWi
— Arun (@Arun_SRKian) June 30, 2017
Really upset because still no chance for Rishabh Pant and Shami.. 🙁
Youngster “MUST” get the chance in playing 11!
— Dhruv Parekh (@dhruvparekh1411) June 30, 2017
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