Rishabh Pant has been under criticism from former cricketers Ravi Shastri, Wasim Akram, and Gautam Gambhir for his poor shot selection during India’s five-wicket loss to Pakistan in the Asia Cup.
Shadab Khan ejected Pant when he attempted a reverse sweep, which experts deemed to be somewhat impolite.
The wicketkeeper-deliberate batter’s action and shoddy execution resulted in Asif Ali’s dismissal at a vital time as the ball went straight into his hands at backward point.
That’s not Rishabh Pant’s shot, so he’ll be dissatisfied. You end up hitting there and get out, but you can absolutely take it because that is your strength. His shot was probably hit over long-on or deep mid-wicket. You don’t have reverse-sweeping strength, Gambhir added.
India ultimately lost the Super 4 game, which was decided on Sunday.