Fans On Twitter Brutally Troll Rishabh Pant After He Drops Will Pucovski Twice

Fans On Twitter Brutally Troll Rishabh Pant After He Drops Will Pucovski Twice

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (Source: Twitter)

Indian wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant is once again at the receiving end of immense flak from all corners on social media after dropping Australian opener, Will Pucovski twice on the opening day of the third Test of the series in Sydney.

Tim Paine won an important toss and opted to bat on a flat SCG track. India quickly got rid of David Warner, who was making his return to international cricket. The left-hander chased a Mohammed Siraj delivery wide outside the off-stump and edged it to Cheteshwar Pujara in slip.

Warner’s wicket was one of the only two moments the visitors could celebrate in a rain-curtailed day – the other one was at the departure of Will Pucovski. But not before the debutant notched his maiden Test fifty.

Pucovski, returning from a concussion injury, looked solid and every worth of the hype before the Test. However, he was given 3 reprieves by the Indians – two by Pant alone.

Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha
Rishabh Pant (Credits: Twitter)

In the 22nd over, Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been on top of the Aussie batsmen in the series hitherto, could have had his first wicket of the match if not for Rishabh Pant’s drop. Ashwin drifted one outside the off-stump of Pucovski, on 26, which the youngster edged, however, Pant let the ball spill out of his gloves.

Three overs later, Pucovski, on 32, looking to pull a short ball from Siraj which brushed his glove as Rishabh Pant dived to take the catch – the ball once again popped out of his hand. He made another attempt to grab it and claimed the catch, however, on watching replays the third umpire observed the ball to touch the ground and asked the right-hander to continue to bat.

The debutant was given another life when he survived a runout. The 22-year-old made good use of the reprieves given to him by India as he registers his maiden fifty on Test debut before getting out to another debutant Navdeep Saini.

Will Pucovski, Navdeep Saini
Will Pucovski scored a 50 before getting dismissed by Navdeep Saini [Photo-ICC]
India’s wish to make a comeback in the Test was soon reduced as Steve Smith, after doing plenty of shadow practice last night, came and started attacking from the go. He played with authority, and in quick time with the help of 5 boundaries, he was batting on 24 of 25 balls.

The right-hander even skipped down and took charge against Ashwin, who has dismissed him twice in the series. On the other end, Marnus Labuschagne continued to score runs notching his fifty as well. The hosts end Day 1 on top at the score of 166/2.

Here is how fans trolled Rishabh Pant on Twitter:

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