Rishabh Pant's Shot Selection In 3rd ODI Against West Indies Upsets Fans

Updated: 15 August 2019 18:43 IST

Rishabh Pant's shot selection was the main talking point after India clinched the ODI series in Port of Spain.

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Rishabh Pant scored a golden duck in the 3rd ODI against the West Indies. © AFP

Rishabh Pant once again threw his wicket away in the third One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies on Wednesday. India were asked to chase 255 runs in 35 overs in a rain-affected encounter in Port of Spain. Rishabh Pant came in to bat at number four ahead of Shreyas Iyer who scored a half-century in the previous match. Pant, who was facing his first ball, came down the track and skied one off Fabian Allen to Keemo Paul who completed the catch and the wicketkeeper-batsman perished for a golden duck. 

When Pant was walking off the field, Virat Kohli, who was at the non-striker's end was frustrated with the shot selection of the 21-year-old left hander. Although India won the match by six wickets, fans took to Twitter to express their frustration over Rishabh Pant's approach in the 3rd ODI.

In the match, India chased down the target of 255 in the 33rd over. Virat Kohli brought up his 43rd ODI hundred and Shryeas Iyer also chipped in with another half-century as India took the three-match series 2-0. 

For his heroics with the bat, Virat Kohli was adjudged as player of the match and player of the series. 

Both the teams will now face eachother in red-ball cricket when they start their ICC World Test Championship campaign with a two-Test series, starting August 22.

Highlights
  • Rishabh Pant scored a golden duck in the 3rd ODI
  • Pant's shot selection was heavily criticised on Twitter
  • India defeated the West Indies by six wickets via DLS method
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