Rishabh Pant is being slammed for his ordinary wicket-keeping in the fourth ODI between India and Australia in Mohali. He spilled a couple of easy chances which proved costly for Men in Blue. Pant was booed by the Mohali crowd who kept on chanting MS Dhoni’s name to remind the former of his costly goof-ups.
Meanwhile, Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has come out in Pant’s support and even gave a fitting reply to his critics. “He’s just 21 and represents India in all 3 formats. Let’s introspect and see what we were doing at that age. Give him a chance. @RishabPant777 u are pure talent keep the focus, you got this!” Shetty tweeted on Monday night.
He is backing Pant to come good in all formats of the game. The veteran star wants critics to give one more chance to young wicketkeeper to prove his talent.
Even Shikhar Dhawan has spoken in favor of Rishabh Pant.
“Rishabh is a young bloke and like any other youngster, you have to give time to him. Rishabh is still finding his feet. You cannot compare Pant to Dhoni [bhai], given the experience he has having played over the years,” Dhawan told the media in Mohali.
He added: “Of course, had the stumping chance been taken, it could have turned the game. Having said that, the game slipped away from our hands quite quickly after that. The dew also played its part in the game. But that’s what it is.”