Twitter Reactions: Fans Criticise Rishabh Pant’s Captaincy after India’s loss against SA

South Africa’s tour to India for the T20, Test and ODI series begins today with the first match being played at Delhi. Rishabh Pant captained India for the first time ever as Rohi Sharma is being rested for the t-20s. The visitors won the toss and decided to bowl first. India got a flying start from both the openers. Ishan Kishan went on to play a mind-blowing innings of 76 runs. Ruturaj Gaikwad played a short innings of 23 runs from 15 balls. Shreyas Iyer made 36 with skipper Rishabh Pant’s 29 coming off 16 balls. Finishing touch was given by Hardik Pandya who scored 31 off 12 balls.

In response to that South Africa too started off well though they lost their captain early. But middle order batsmen Rassie Van der Dussen and left hander David Miller took the South African innings over the line with the two scoring 75 and 64 respectively.

Indian bowlers failed to defend such a massive total for the first time in T20 international history. Bhubaneswar Kumar, Harshal Patel and Axar Patel are the ones with wickets. The others remained wicketless.

The Indian cricket fans are unhappy with the performance as India failed to continue with the winning streak. Fans are criticising debut skipper Rishabh Pant for his captaincy on social media. This was the first international match of Rishabh Pant as a captain and he failed to take his team over the victory line.