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11 Mar 2019

Pant to be blamed for India's loss in fourth ODI?

Rishabh Pant's misses prove costly for India

India succumbed to a four-wicket loss in the fourth ODI against Australia at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Sunday.

Despite putting up a competitive total of 358, India failed to defend it.

While there are many reasons as to why India lost, one of these points to Rishabh Pant's rusty work behind the stumps.

Let us analyze the same.

In context

Rishabh Pant's misses prove costly for India
Pant's sloppy work behind the stumps

Bad news

Pant's sloppy work behind the stumps

As Indian bowlers were struggling to get rid of the Aussies, it was Pant's sloppy work behind the stumps that made things worse.

He missed two stumping chances, in one of which he tried to emulate Dhoni's blind flick at the stumps, but he failed miserably.

He also called for review for a caught behind, but incidentally, he was wrong while Kohli was livid.

WATCH: Pant's work behind the stumps

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Pant shines with the bat

Nonetheless, prior to his wicket-keeping debacle, Pant had a good time with the bat as he scored 36 off 24, including four fours and a six. He was also involved in a 30-run stand with KL Rahul, and a brief 18-run partnership with Kedar Jadhav.

Patience

Pant has talent, needs more time and gameplay to settle

The Mohali crowd too was irritated with Pant's wicket-keeping skills as fans chanted Dhoni's name.

However, everyone should understand this was his fourth ODI and he needs time to settle down.

With age on his side, Pant has enormous time to make an impact for Team India.

He is definitely the future of Indian cricket and the management must groom him well.

Is Pant more suited as an opener than middle-order?

Opener or death?

Is Pant more suited as an opener than middle-order?

Pant is known for his immense power-hitting skills.

However, his role as the middle-order batsman seems to be overshadowing his original gameplay.

Although he has never really batted as an opener to date, he has made the most impact batting at number five.

Nonetheless, with his attacking gameplay, he could well be suited as an opener or at the death.

Inspiration

Pant could draw inspiration from David de Gea

This author understands Pant had a bad day at the office but he shouldn't be disheartened. He can draw inspiration from another sportsperson, David de Gea.

David had given away a couple of easy goals in his debut game for United and was criticized for awarding a dolly in the following game.

But he has now transformed himself into one of the best custodians.

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How old is Rishabh Pant currently?

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How old is Rishabh Pant currently?

Asked 2019-03-11 18:40:21 by Reyansh Mittal

Answered by NewsBytes

Pant is currently just 21-year-old.

Which IPL team does Pant play for?

Asked 2019-03-11 18:40:21 by Charvi Sarin

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Pant currently plays for Delhi Capitals (DC) in the IPL, where he is the captain.

Which domestic team does Pant play for?

Asked 2019-03-11 18:40:21 by Shreyas Khan

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Pant plays for Delhi in India's domestic circuit.

What is the name of Pant's girlfriend?

Asked 2019-03-11 18:40:21 by Diya Patil

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Pant's girlfriend's name is Isha Negi.

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