Indian team is currently in action during their third match of the 20-20 World Cup 2022 against South Africa. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first against the Proteas. Due to the early collapse of the top and middle order, the Indian team could post a total of only 133 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

But in a line of surprising scenes, young Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant who was out of the Indian playing XI in all three matches so far came to the field for Keeping duties during the ongoing match against South Africa. But why it happened all of a sudden if Dinesh Karthik was selected in the playing XI of the match?

Here’s the reason behind Rishabh Pant’s entry on the field during the match

Apart from the blows in the match, the Indian camp has also faced a recent blow as senior wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has been forced to leave the field due to a muscle while carrying a bouncer. Following the incident, the physio had to rush toward the field to assist the 37-year-old.

Speaking of the match so far, the Indians are now defending the not-much-decent total of 134 runs. Suryakumar Yadav has been the only Indian batter to end up as the leading run-scorer for his team with his brilliant knock of 68 runs off just 40 balls with six boundaries and three maximums to his name.

Lungi Ngidi stunned and impressed everyone with his stellar bowling performance in the match by scalping four wickets conceding 29 runs in his quota of four overs.

While chasing the target, South Africa has scored 122 runs for the loss of four wickets in 17.3 overs at the time of filling this copy. Aiden Markram and David Miller are there in the middle with knocks of 52 and 47 runs respectively.

Rishabh Pant replacing Dinesh Karthik mid-game leaves fans puzzled, Here’s why he donned the gloves