While India lost their World Cup 2019 match against England at Edgbaston yesterday, fans were particularly delighted before the match started. The reason was Rishabh Pant. The day arrived for the young lad as he was given the cap to play in his debut World Cup match in place of Vijay Shankar, who ruled out of the match hours before a toe niggle.
Pant came at No. 4 during the match, a move many were discussing since the start of the tournament. And the Indian vice-captain gave it a funny note while addressing the media during a post-match conference.
He was asked by a reporter about whether he was surprised to see Pant coming in at number four. "No, not really because you all guys wanted Rishabh Pant to play right?, right from India, you were like where's Rishabh Pant, where's Rishabh Pant, there he is at No.4," was the Indian vice-captain’s response.
Pant, who had flown to England as a replacement of Shikhar Dhawan, had not made into the playing eleven as Vijay Shankar was given the chance to bat at No.4.
India is going to face Bangladesh on July 2 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.