IND vs SA LIVE: Rishabh Pant criticised for ABSURD Captaincy: Check Why

IND vs SA LIVE – IND vs SA Updates– Stand-in India captain Rishabh Pant has been the center of fans criticism after deciding to send Axar Patel to bat ahead of Dinesh KArthik in the second T20I. The veteran Karthik who showcased his class with the bat was the sole reason India managed to score in excess of 140. After the decision to send Karthik down the order fans had a dig at Rishabh on social media. Follow All IND vs SA T20 Series LIVE Updates and Scores on InsideSport.IN.

  • India lost the second T20I by four wickets as Rishabh Pant suffers second consecutive defeat against South Africa as skipper
  • Dinesh Karthik plays yet another cameo role, after impressing in the IPL 2022
  • India face South Africa in a do-or-die contest on Tuesday, June 14
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Pant questioned for Axar’s promotion– Pant was asked at the post-match presentation why finisher Dinesh Karthik (30 not out off 21 balls) went in late at No.7, while Axar Patel was sent ahead of him.

“It was mainly due to Karthik that India could cross 140. While Axar, going in at No.6, scored 10 off 11 balls before being castled by Anrich Nortje. Later at the news conference, No.3 batsman Shreyas Iyer tried to explain that sending Axar ahead of Karthik was a part of the team’s strategy as Axar “can keep rotating the strike.”

“It’s something we had strategised earlier as well. We had seven overs left when Axar went in, and he’s someone who can take the singles and keep rotating the strike,” Pant added.

“Also, at that point in time, we didn’t require someone to go in and start hitting from ball one. DK can obviously do that, but he has been a really good asset for us after 15 overs, where he can go in and start hitting straightaway.”

Shreyas Iyer backs applauds Karthik-

“But even he was finding it a little bit difficult at the start. The wicket played a huge role in this game. And as for that strategy, we can and we will be going with it in the next matches as well,” Shreyas said.

“Karthik did struggle early in his innings, scoring just eight off the first 15 balls he faced. But off his next six, Karthik hammered 22, and could well have taken India to 160 or beyond if he had faced more balls.

IND vs SA LIVE: Rishabh Pant continues his ABSURD WAYS, this time questioned for sending Axar Patel ahead of Dinesh Karthik, FANS very unhappy

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Rishabh and co ready to bounce back in 3rd ODI- Team India will now try bounce back from the back-to-back defeats, there are expected changes in the Indian team, South Africa are expected to go unchanged.

South Africa currently lead the series 2-0 after back-to-back wins in the series. Spinners are expected to play a big role as Yuzvendra Chahal will prove to be a decisive factor, but is out of form.

Temba Bavuma’s side will be poised to take a 3-0 lead in the five-match series and are ready to spoil the Indian team’s party in Visakhapatnam.

While India will bank on the bowling brilliance, it is worth to note only Bhuvneshwar Kumar has made a significant headline for the hosts.

IND vs SA LIVE: Rishabh Pant continues his ABSURD WAYS, this time questioned for sending Axar Patel ahead of Dinesh Karthik, FANS very unhappy

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