New Delhi: Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant became the talking point on social media today, not for his good performance in the ongoing India-New Zealand ODI series but an arrogant comment he made before the beginning of 3rd ODI.
Rishabh, speaking to sports commentator Harsha Bhogle in Christchurch, dismissed the claims of his ‘poor form’ in the white ball series and asserted that he was ‘doing good’ in this format of game also.
He also got upset when the cricket commentator sought his opinion on his better test records than ODIs & T20s, he said, “sir, my white-ball numbers are not that bad also.”
He also told the commentator that no comparisons should be made at this stage of his life, when he is so young and just 24-25 years of age.
“Comparison does not make sense right now, I am just 24-25 years age of age. You can do it after I turned 30-32,” he said.
Rishabh Pant interview with Harsha Bhogle before 3rd ODI against NZ talking about rain, batting position, stats and scrutiny over T20i performance & WK drills. #NZvINDonPrime pic.twitter.com/TjOUdnPTCz
— S H I V A M 🇧🇷 (@shivammalik_) November 30, 2022
However, this didn’t go down well with his & many cricket fans who saw arrogance in his attitude and even said that he is certainly ‘not the captain in making’.
Some miffed fans went on to say that cricketer can best go back to domestic cricket for correcting ‘horrible attitude’.
What netizens said:
The sheer arrogance… it’s high time he’s shown his place and deserving players are given more chances. His words clearly indicate that he has taken his place in the team for granted.
— Krishna Gulati (@KrishnaGulati17) November 30, 2022
Man, the sheer audacity!
You think you should deserve a place for next 8 years with such performance and technique and THEN we should compare your record?
“New management” is answerable. This is bullshit. https://t.co/xADBRXUCXj
— Sudhanshu (@sud2rock) November 30, 2022
The arrogance is mind boggling. This is definitely not a future Indian captain. Nothing wrong in any of the questions that Harsha asked. https://t.co/MfV9CpC4EF
— Nickil Chopraa (@NickilChopraa) November 30, 2022
Maybe tone down the arrogance a bit? Age is not a good enough reason to deflect comparisons, players who can smash with consistency are sitting on the bench waiting to be where you are https://t.co/awZ7MQLig2
— Jaskaran (@lordchuron) November 30, 2022