Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was picked over Sanju Samson for the final ODI versus New Zealand at Christchurch on Wednesday despite the former’s poor form in white-ball cricket recently.

Pant could score only 10 off 16 balls in the match. However, what made all the noise was Pant’s interview with TV broadcaster Harsha Bhogle. As per several fans, Pant sounded a little ‘arrogant’ when he spoke of his white-ball record.

“Record is just a number, my white-ball record is not bad either,” Pant said when Bhogle asked about his Test numbers as compared to his white-ball numbers. 

When Bhogle said he was merely comparing Pant’s Test and white-ball records, Pant said, “Comparison is not a part of my life. I’m just 24-25, so you can compare once I’m 30-32. There’s no logic in comparing before that.”

However, Pant’s response didn’t go down well with several fans who trolled him over social media platforms.

“Harsha Bhogle asked him something else entirely. He asked looking at pant there’s an impression that he’s a great white ball player but his test records are amazing well too. But pant had his arrogance at the tip of the tongue. Arrogance! Never seen such arrogance from vk, msd,” wrote a fan.

“Are bhai kyu bache ko paresan kar rhe ho...abhi to yeh bacha hi to h 40 years ka age me achha khel lega bechara.....uravshi was right...he is chhotu bhaiya,” another fan commented.