India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant once again failed to get going with the bat in the ongoing second Test match against South Africa. The southpaw was out for a duck in an attempt to play an aggressive shot of Kagiso Rabada. His mode of dismissal did not go down well with former cricketers and critics.
However, Pant got a chance to get back at the South Africans when they came into the bat in the fourth innings of the Test match. The southpaw went after skipper Dean Elgar after he asked his teammate Keegan Petersen not to review an LBW dismissal off the bowling Ravi Ashwin. The Hawkeye also showed three reds on the big screen and it turned out to be a good move by Elgar and Petersen to not review it. Pant though wanted to get under the skin of the Elgar and shouted “Zabardast captain hai ye," He also added that Elgar is the most selfish captain that he has ever seen.
I loved the way rishab pant said this during the match when petersen got out😅😂🤣😂😂😂🤣😂😂 pic.twitter.com/vqeEIlT3xG
— Charan Donekal (@CDonekal) January 5, 2022
Earlier Sunil Gavaskar had lashed out at Pant for playing an irresponsible shot in the third innings. Pujara and Rahane had done all the good work by grinding it out on a tough Johannesburg pitch. Pant though threw his wicket away by playing a needless shot and put India in trouble.
Gautam Gambhir also did not like the way Pant got out and came down hard at the southpaw. “The easier thing to do is to keep sledging someone and the toughest thing is what you have to face when you have a bat in your hand. I would have liked Rishabh to probably fight in that situation rather than stepping out and going for a big one," said Gambhir on the post-stumps show on Star Sports.