Former Indian cricketers have slammed Rishabh Pant’s “poor shot selection” in the second One-Day International.
Rishabh’s slam bang batting style would have been reason enough for the management. To try this combination, but Rohit’s early dismissal meant Rishabh had to wait. The southpaw struggled at first as the West Indies pacers bowled a tight line outside the off stump.
Rishabh Pant’s “poor shot selection” in the second One-Day International
He did manage a few boundaries. But the constant pressure caught up with him as he attempted to play an unusual shot. Towards the leg side off a short pitched delivery from paceman Odean Smith. Rishabh attempted to pull the ball from outside the off stump towards the leg side. Giving Jason Holder a simple catch. He scored 18 runs off 34 deliveries, indicating that the experiment had failed.
“Poor shot selection because it was against the angle, well outside the off stump, almost on the 8th or 9th stump. It’s better to play over point than to try to pull it. Rishabh Pant, he paid the price for it “Deep Dasgupta, a former India wicket-keeper batter, said on commentary.
“Rishabh Pant made a couple of errors. Odean Smith, I wonder why he (Pant) was looking to roll his wrists over the ball because he was going against the angle and because he is slippery.
He has demonstrated exceptional batting ability across all formats, but his poor dismissal technique while attempting to play attacking shots in both Test and white-ball cricket has earned him criticism in the past.
Pant’s dismissal was quickly followed by Virat Kohli’s dismissal, leaving India in a difficult position in the match.