Reports within the Indian media on Sunday stated that MS Dhoni chants have been reverberating throughout the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Fans known as out MS Dhoni’s identify after a number of essential wicket-keeping errors from younger Rishabh Pant. On Monday, a video emerged on Twitter of a fan asking India captain Virat Kohli, who was fielding on the boundary, to name up Dhoni. India suffered a shock loss to Australia within the fourth One-day International (ODI) of the five-match sequence because the guests levelled the sequence 2-2.
A fan will be heard within the video, saying: “Virat bhai, Dhoni ko bulao (call Dhoni)”.
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Rishabh Pant’s greatest error got here within the 44th over with Australia’s match-winner Ashton Turner batting on 38.
Yuzvendra Chahal fired the ball on the leg facet, which ended up being extensive. Turner had come down the observe and was miles away from being again to security however Rishabh Pant failed to gather the ball and missed the stumping alternative.
Immediately, the Mohali crowd turned on the younger wicket-keeper and began chanting MS Dhoni’s identify. The state of affairs solely acquired worse for Rishabh Pant as he tried to copy Dhoni’s no-look flick to throw down the stumps however failed at that as properly.
India’s batting hero in the fourth ODI, Shikhar Dhawan, got here to Pant’s defence.
“Rishabh is a young bloke and like any other youngster, you have to give time to him. Rishabh is still finding his feet. You cannot compare Pant to Dhoni, given the experience he has having played over the years,” Dhawan advised the media in Mohali.
“Of course, had the stumping chance been taken, it could have turned the game. Having said that, the game slipped away from our hands quite quickly after that. The dew also played its part in the game. But that’s what it is,” he added.
Despite posting a mammoth complete of 358 for 9, Indian bowlers have been discovered wanting as Australia chased down the target with 13 balls to spare.
The sequence decider shall be performed on the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Wednesday.