Pant dropped debutant Will Pucovski twice in fast succession as India misplaced the alternatives to place the hosts in a spot of hassle. Ponting, who’s the top coach of Delhi Capitals, mentioned Pant was fortunate as Pucovski wasn’t in a position to capitalise on the reprieve he obtained on his debut. The previous skipper raised the query and mentioned Pant ought to have taken these catches.
“The one’s (dropped catches) in the present day are two that ought to be taken, easy as that. It is in all probability fortunate for Rishabh that Pucovski did not go on and make an enormous hundred or a double hundred and looking out on the wicket, it appears to be like like an unbelievable floor,” cricket.com.au quoted Ponting as saying.
“I am positive when Rishabh put these catches down, he would have thought the worst and ‘right here we go, he is actually going to make me pay’ however (Pucovski) did not in the present day,” he added.
Pant was on the receiving finish of flak from his Delhi Capitals head coach. Ponting mentioned since Pant’s debut he has dropped extra catches than every other wicket-keeper on the planet.
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<p>A few dropped probabilities together with a missed run out alternative highlighted the primary two classes on a rain-hit Day 1 of the Pink Check in Sydney. (Getty Photographs)</p>
“I’ve mentioned all of it alongside, the knock-on Rishabh is at all times going to be on his holding. Since his debut in Check cricket, he is dropped extra catches than every other keeper on the planet. That highlights he has obtained some work to do together with his holding,” mentioned Ponting.
Pant’s dropped catches allowed Pucovski to hit his maiden fifty within the longest format of the sport. Ponting additionally lauded debutant Pucovski’s 62-run knock and mentioned the opening batsman reveals ‘promising signal and rapt’ for the longest format.
“Very impressed with Will Pucovski’s innings in the present day. To look the half at Check degree on debut is a promising signal and rapt for him to breakthrough after the setbacks he is had alongside the way in which. #AUSvIND,” Ponting tweeted.
Very impressed with Will Pucovski’s innings in the present day. To look the half at Check degree on debut is a promising signal and… https://t.co/5XCTiHJGcZ
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) 1610006582000
Pucovski rode his luck and Marnus Labuschagne confirmed resolve because the duo hit half-centuries to place Australia in a dominating place in a rain-curtailed opening day on the Sydney Cricket Floor (SCG). At stumps, Australia’s rating learn 166/2 in 55 overs with Labuschagne and Smith unbeaten on 67 and 31 runs respectively.