During Australia's tour of India in March, Pant was behind the stumps
when Chahal bowled down the leg side and he failed to collect the ball. Batsman Ashton Turner, who was well outside the crease, received an unnecessary lifeline. The blunder also cost India the match, as Turner went on to score an unbeaten 84 to take Australia to victory.
Inconsistent show cost him a WC spot
Pant’s inconsistency as a batsman in the run-up to the ICC World Cup 2019 cost him a place in the Indian squad. But he was called up to England after Shikhar Dhawan suffered an injury. Pant could have used this opportunity to cement his place and silence his critics, but he found no form and kept throwing away his wicket. In the four innings that he got, Pant scored only 116 runs, with his highest being 48; he could not contribute to the team when it mattered the most.
Wrong calls, missed chances
Pant had a tough time in the recently concluded T20I series between India and Bangladesh. In the first match, Yuzvendra Chahal
had almost sent Mushfiqur Rahim back to the pavilion, but he got an extra life, and he had Pant to thank for it. In the 10th over, Rahim was trapped in front of the stumps and there was an appeal for LBW. Rohit Sharma, who was the skipper in that match, sought Pant's view, and the wicketkeeper asked the skipper not to go for a review. This cost the Indian team dear.
Just two balls later, Pant asked Rohit to seek a review when Soumya Sarkar missed a shot. The ball was seen clearly away from the bat and the Indian skipper was not too happy about it.
Ball collection in front of the stumps
In the second T20I between India and Bangladesh, Chahal was denied a wicket because of a stumping blunder by Pant in the sixth over. Chahal managed to turn the ball and Liton Das was caught in the web, but Pant collected the ball just before the stumps to take the bails off. The decision went to the third umpire and the replays showed Pant's gloves were not behind the stumps when he collected the ball and whipped the bails off. According to rules, the wicketkeeper should be fully behind the wicket at the time of collecting the ball.