Rishabh Pant had an exceptional night on Wednesday at Vizag stadium. He outsmarted Sunrisers Hyderabad with his fantastic skills under the pressure, which saw them through to the Qualifier-2 in the tournament. Meanwhile, the Bollywood veteran actor and producer Rishi Kapoor surprised with the ouster of Rishabh for ICC World Cup 2019 and also question the skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri.
One good knock can fetch many for a cricketer. Currently, Rishabh Pant has kept the Indian selectors under the pump by his swashbuckling knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Pant showed that he can deliver the goods under pressure for the team, which was one of the criteria for Pant, who missed out the World Cup selection.
You there Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri? asks Rishi Kapoor
After the conclusion of the squad announcement for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019, one of the major debates in the town is the selection of Dinesh Karthik ahead of Rishabh Pant. People were surprised with the call, as they felt that Pant is an obvious choice.
Meanwhile, the veteran actor, who is the father of Ranbir Kapoor tweeted asking Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri regarding the exclusion of him from the Indian National Cricket Team that travels England for the ICC World Cup 2019.
Digging into his tweet, it read ”Why is Rishabh Pant not in the squad for the World Cup? You there?
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 9, 2019
Initially, there was a stiff competition between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik for the second wicketkeeper, however, in the end, it was Dinesh Karthik, who got the nod to travel England. The selection panel said that Pant was close but Karthik got the ability to keep wickets well.
All in all, it would be interesting to see how things would turn out in the upcoming few days. For now, the selectors have named Rishabh Pant in the standby chart alongside Ambati Rayudu. It would certainly mean that Pant is in the contention.