‘Pant ko paalna kab chodegi yeh board’ – Fans Go Berserk After Rishabh Pant Fails Again In Second T20I Against New Zealand

By Daniel S

November 20, 2022

After losing the semi-final of the 20-20 World Cup 2022, team India are currently in New Zealand to play the three-match T20I series. Both teams lost their respective semi-finals at the World Cup. However, senior players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli took a rest from this tour. So, Hardik Pandya got the duty to lead the team in this series.

Meanwhile, on 18 November, the first game of the series got abandoned due to heavy rain. After that, on 20 November, team India locked horns with the Kiwis in Mount Maunganui. However, ahead of the match, there were reports that Sanju Samson might play. But, at the toss, Hardik Pandya confirmed that the wicketkeeper batter has failed to get a place in the playing XI.

Rishabh Pant scored only six runs off 13 balls, including one four against New Zealand

Speaking of the match, Kane Williamson won the toss and asked the Men in Blue to bat first. Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan came out to open the innings. It was a great scenario for Pant fans as they were looking to see him as an opener in the shortest format of the game. However, in recent times, Pant lost his palace in the team, especially in the 20-over format. In the recently concluded World Cup, he played only two games.

In those two matches, he batted in the middle order and scored just nine runs. Before that event, he played two practice games against the Western Australia XI. In those matches, Pandit failed to score despite batting as an opener. So, fans were disappointed with his contribution. Still, they were hoping to see him in full action in this series. But, Rishabh Pant failed to grab another opportunity as he scored only six runs off 13 balls, including one four. After another failure from him, fans were not happy. They came out and shared their views on social media platforms.

Here is how fans have slammed Rishabh Pant for another failure in the second T20I against the Kiwis: