India’s vice-captain Rishabh Pant It took two consecutive reviews in two overs in the fourth innings against England in the fifth Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Tuesday. Both the reviews taken by India went against him. While all this was happening, India’s stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah was off the field as he had just completed a long spell.
The first DRS was used against Joe Root, Ravindra Jadeja convinced Pant to take a review when the ball was pitching outside leg. The third umpire upheld the onfield umpire’s decision, while the next review was again made against Root. M Shami’s ball skidded and hit Root’s pad in front of the wickets but the on-field umpire gave him not out. Shami again convinced Pant to take a review and Hawkeye showed that the ball would have bounced over the wicket.
Interestingly, in the very next over, Bumrah returned to the pitch and decided not to review Shami’s appeal. Replays showed that his decision was correct.
After the review, Twitter trolled Rishabh Pant for taking a bad decision.
Rishabh Pant is inversely proportional to his batting talent in terms of taking reviews.
2 reviews lost _
– Abhishek Ojha (thinker) 4 July 2022
*Rishabh Pant wasted 2 reviews in Bumrah’s absence*
— dry tour (@turucricket) 4 July 2022
Rishabh Pant reviewed this but couldn’t review against Tim David _ — Shubh Aggarwal (@shubh_chintak) 4 July 2022