'Accommodating Virat So Went With DK': Fans Shocked As Rishabh Pant Dropped From India XI Vs Pakistan

'Accommodating Virat So Went With DK': Fans Shocked As Rishabh Pant Dropped From India XI Vs Pakistan

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022: Cricket teams of India and Pakistan are squaring off in the Asia Cup 2022 match being played in UAE’s Dubai international cricket stadium. India is playing an international match against Pakistan after almost a year. Captain Rohit Sharma won the toss in this match and has decided to bowl first. As captain Rohit revealed India’s playing XI for Asia Cup 2022 match against Pakistan, what left everyone stunned was hard-hitting Rishabh Pant’s exclusion from the playing XI. Pant was replaced by none other than veteran wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik. 

Captain @ImRo45 has won the toss and we will bowl first against Pakistan.A look at our Playing XI for the game.Live – https://t.co/o3hJ6VNfwF #INDvPAK #AsiaCup2022 pic.twitter.com/O0HQXFQzC4

— BCCI (@BCCI) August 28, 2022

Fans react to Rishabh Pant not being named in India XI vs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022

Rishabh pant not in the XI… Seriously…Why always he has to sacrifice?Not done… It will not be good for his confidence@vikrantgupta73@rawatrahul9#asksportstak

— Nitish Rastogi (@rastogi_nitish) August 28, 2022

India won the toss and elected to Bowl, why @RishabhPant17 dropped from the squad? #IndiaVsPakistan #INDvPAK

— Pranshu Yadav 🇮🇳 (@itsmePranshu) August 28, 2022

Kinda. Accommodating Virat so they went with DK.

— Nik_18 (@afc18n) August 28, 2022

#AsiaCup2022. I can’t belief @RishabhPant17 was replaced by @DineshKarthik. Unfathomable. Who thinks DK is better wicket keeper Batsman than Pant? He can single handedly win manchestar for God’s sake.

— Chetan Thaker (@ChikooThaker) August 28, 2022

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Dinesh Karthik over Rishabh Pant ! On the basis of previous Asia Cup gem innings or IPL ? Because Karthik has failed miserably in pressure situations post IPL in international matches. Pant, Samson, Kishan are the present and the future of Indian Cricket Team #INDvPAK #PakVsInd

— Yash (@yash_sa) August 28, 2022

#RishabhPant always said he plays for the team and not personal milestone, because of that he sacrificed his wicket to increase run scoring.But after being dropped I think now he should start being little selfish because u get selected for slow runs and not intent

— Eren Yaeger (@iamkP786) August 28, 2022

Leaving out Rishabh Pant is a huge call and a sign towards the favoured line-up at the T20 World Cup. It is also an acknowledgement of how India want to play with DK as a power finisher. Don’t be surprised to see Jadeja at no 5 today, though.

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 28, 2022

India playing XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh

Pakistan playing XI: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani