Rishabh Pant gets trolled on social media for dropping Debutant Will Pucovski Twice in Sydney Test

AUS vs IND 3rd Test: Australia's 22-year-old opener scored a fine half-century (62) on his debut but only after getting a couple of lifelines from India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. The 22-year-old also survived a run-out chance while he is batting on 39.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 07, 2021 17:28 IST
Rishabh Pant gets trolled on social media for dropping Debutant Will Pucovski Twice in Sydney Test
Pucovski scored a fine half-ton on his Test debut

AUS vs IND Series:

Highlights:

  • Will Pucovski scored a fine half-ton on his Test debut against India
  • Pucovski was dropped twice by Rishabh Pant before reaching his half-century
  • The 22-year-old also survived a run-out chance while he is batting on 39*
  • Rishabh Pant gets trolled for dropping debutant Will Pucovski twice in Sydney

Team India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant dropped Australian debutant Will Pucovski twice on the first day of the third Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Pucovski was dropped twice on Day 1 of the third Test in Sydney. Pant's inability to take catches resulted in a lot of reactions on social media and gets trolled for dropping debutant Pucovski twice in the Sydney Test. Some calling for the inclusion of Wriddhiman Saha instead of him. 

The first opportunity came in the 22nd over of the Australian first innings when R Ashwin's incoming delivery took Will Pucovski's outside edge. Pant got his gloves to the ball but failed to grab the silly catch behind the wickets. The second chance came off the final delivery of Mohammed Siraj's 25th over, Pucovski hurried due to the awkward height length ball.

The 23-year old wicket-keeper leaps backward to grab it but couldn't take it on the first chance as the ball slipped from his hands then he tries to take it on the second attempt, but the ball had hit the ground by then. Though the On-field Umpire was him OUT, eventually the decision was overturned by the Third Umpire and the Aussie batsman gets his second life in quick succession.

Finally, Pucovski has been dismissed for 62 runs off 110 balls, comprising of 4 fours. His innings came to an end after he failed to put his bat on a full-length delivery from debutant Navdeep Saini which hit him directly on his pad. The debutant walked back to the pavilion directly as he knew straight away that he was plumb in front of the wicket.

Mohammed Siraj revealed why he got emotional while the National Anthem was being played at the SCG.

At stumps on Day 1, Australia ended with a score of 166/2. Labushagne remains unbeaten on 67 while Steve Smith is on the crease after making 31 not out, so the Aussie batters resume at the same score on day two.