2nd Test Perth Australia vs India: It was a huge let off as Rishabh Pant dropped a dolly of Shaun Marsh when the southpaw was on 29. It was a shortish delivery outside off stump, Marsh looked to cut, got a faint tickle, Pant was in a good position to grab that but hard hands meant the ball hit the palms and then popped out. It could be a costly drop as Marsh is one of the best batsmen of the Australian side in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner. It did not go down well with the fans who felt he was chattering too much with Virat Kohli instead of concentrating on the cricket.
Earlier, Pant was spotted advising Kohli to ask Vihari to pitch the ball up instead of bowling it short asking the batsman to cut.
Here is how Twitter responded to his catch drop.
Earlier, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test in Perth after India captain Virat Kohli called wrong. Australia have fielded an an unchanged XI into the match, while India were forced into two changes following injuries to ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and hard-hitting batter Rohit Sharma. Rohit jarred his back in the field during the first Test, while Ashwin suffered a left-side abdominal strain.