WATCH: Ravichandran Ashwin Bats Left-handed; Fans Say 'Rishabh Pant!'

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As fans of the game hailed Ashwin for playing left-handed as well, they poked fun at Rishabh Pant, joking that he could be an alternative to the wicket-keeper

Written By Jitesh Vachhatani | Mumbai | Updated On:

India's young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has been the centre of attention for quite a while now, given his high-profile as heir-apparent to MS Dhoni, and this frequently sees him being trolled when he doesn't manage to live up  However, this time he has been critiqued yet again, but for no error or mistake of his own. Indian spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin during the first Test match between India and Bangladesh at the Holkar stadium in Indore played a few throwdowns with his left hand instead of his usual right hand. The comment sections of the video shared by the Team India official Instagram handle witnessed some serious Rishabh Pant trolling. As fans of the game hailed Ashwin for playing left-handed as well, they joked that he may be an alternative to Pant. 

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Fans hail Ashwin, Troll Pant


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Here are a few of the comments from the video shared by Team India on Instagram: 

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