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Kevin Pietersen slams Rishabh Pant’s shot selection
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Kevin Pietersen slams Rishabh Pant’s shot selection

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Former England captain Kevin Pietersen heavily criticized Rishbh Pant’s blunder shot in the World Cup semifinal against England.

The young left-hander decided to slog sweep Mitchell Santner but ended up handing an easy catch to Colin de Grandhomme at deep mid-wicket. Kevin Pietersen called this shot as ‘pathetic’. Taking to Twitter, Kevin Pietersen writes: “How many times have we seen (Rishabh Pant) do that? The very reason he wasn't picked initially! Pathetic!".

Yuvraj Singh, who starred in India's World Cup victory in 2011, came to Pant's rescue, saying he's new to the business and still learning the best of it. “He's played 8 ODIs ! It's not his fault he will learn and get better it's not pathetic at all! However we all are entitled to share our opinions," Yuvraj replied on Pietersen's tweet.

Rishabh Pant failed to impress with the bat and lost his wicket for 32 in India's chase in semi-final against England.