Pant dropped debutant Will Pucovski twice in rapid succession as India shed the prospects to place the hosts in a place of trouble. Ponting, who is the head mentor of Delhi Capitals, claimed Pant was fortunate as Pucovski was not able to capitalise on the reprieve he received on his debut. The previous skipper raised the concern and said Pant must have taken all those catches.
“The one’s (dropped catches) now are two that should really be taken, uncomplicated as that. It can be possibly blessed for Rishabh that Pucovski failed to go on and make a large hundred or a double hundred and on the lookout at the wicket, it seems to be like an unbelievable floor,” cricket.com.au quoted Ponting as stating.
“I’m absolutely sure when Rishabh put individuals catches down, he would have considered the worst and ‘here we go, he is actually going to make me pay’ but (Pucovski) failed to these days,” he extra.
Pant was on the getting stop of flak from his Delhi Capitals head coach. Ponting stated given that Pant’s debut he has dropped additional catches than any other wicket-keeper in the world.
In Pictures: Will Pucovski’s charmed existence on Examination debut, Rishabh Pant dropped him two times
A pair of dropped likelihood together with a skipped run out chance highlighted the 1st two periods on a rain-strike Day 1 of the Pink Exam in Sydney. (Getty Pictures)
“I’ve said it all alongside, the knock-on Rishabh is often likely to be on his holding. Considering the fact that his debut in Test cricket, he is dropped far more catches than any other keeper in the earth. That highlights he has got some operate to do with his holding,” reported Ponting.
Pant’s dropped catches authorized Pucovski to strike his maiden fifty in the longest format of the recreation. Ponting also lauded debutant Pucovski’s 62-operate knock and said the opening batsman displays ‘promising sign and rapt’ for the longest format.
“Very impressed with Will Pucovski’s innings today. To glimpse the part at Examination level on debut is a promising sign and rapt for him to breakthrough following the setbacks he’s experienced along the way. #AUSvIND,” Ponting tweeted.
Very amazed with Will Pucovski’s innings right now. To search the element at Exam degree on debut is a promising indicator and… https://t.co/5XCTiHJGcZ
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) 1610006582000
Pucovski rode his luck and Marnus Labuschagne showed solve as the duo hit half-generations to put Australia in a dominating situation in a rain-curtailed opening working day at the Sydney Cricket Floor (SCG). At stumps, Australia’s score read 166/2 in 55 overs with Labuschagne and Smith unbeaten on 67 and 31 operates respectively.