KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Deepak Hooda had an ordinary outing in a must-win game against Sri Lanka in the ongoing Asai Cup 2022. Rahul amassed 6 off 7 balls, while Pant accumulated 17 off 13 balls. Hooda managed just 3 off 4 balls before his dismissal.
Fans were particularly annoyed with Rishabh, who was looking good before throwing away his wicket again. He has been preferred over Dinesh Karthik in the last two games but had hardly done anything for the Men in Blue.
Indian fans took to social media to slam the southpaw for leaving the team again in a lurch.
“Rishabh pant, kl Rahul yuzi Chahal and Deepak Hooda should be kicked out of this team,” one of the fans wrote.
“Rishabh Pant is slowly opening the gate for Ishan Kishan in this T20 side. No matter, he is a great Test player, but even after 50+ T20 matches usne ek bhi match apne dum pr nahi jiataya,” another fan slammed the wicket-keeper batter.
“Rishabh Pant has still not cracked the T20I format. Hit 3 fours in first 5 balls, yet losing shape far too often trying to over hit or play unorthodox shots.”
“Rishabh Pant. Don’t know what selectors smoke. His only contribution is doing bak-bak behind stumps… DK and Sanju are better than this man, still never selected.”
Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal was retained in the side despite his expensive spell against Pakistan, while Ravi Bishnoi, who was India’s best bowler in the last contest, was dropped for the match against Sri Lanka.