Whenever a batter collides with a fielder while taking a single, there are high chances of him getting run-out. Rishabh Pant was involved in a similar kind of incident as he collided with Kagiso Rabada while returning to the crease but survived run-out as the fielder missed the stumps.
India have started well against South Africa in the first T20I as they are racing towards a decent total. South Africa won the toss and opted to bowl first in the game. For India, their openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan provided them with a good start scoring 57 runs for the opening wicket. Rishabh Pant walked in to bat when India were poised on 137/2. Pant was striking the ball cleanly but he survived a run-out during his knock.
Kagiso Rabada was bowling the 14th over of the innings. Shreyas Iyer was facing the first ball of the over and Pant was on the other end. Shreyas played it towards short mid-wicket and Pant tried to sneak a single. However, Shreyas sent him back and Pant then collided with Rabada. He was short of the crease and the fielder had an opportunity to run him out. Surprisingly, the fielder missed the easy run-out chance and the Indian wicketkeeper-batter survived.
Rishabh Pant and Kagiso Rabada* https://t.co/rwi3RAsrtR— TUSHAR 🏏 (@mainlycricket) June 9, 2022
Rabada Bhai apka captain tha Rishabh pant ek time pr ....— Sid Malhotra 🖤✨💞 (@vgcggvhbj) June 9, 2022
Ye kya kar rahe the aap 🙏😅😭#INDvsSA
That was serious rugby style tackle from KG Rabada to his former DC captain now India's Rishabh Pant. Fair play points kaato inke 😭😭😭😭#INDvsSA— Diamond Biscuit (@DiamondBiskit) June 9, 2022
It's 2022 and Rishabh Pant still can't play wide deliveries— Adish Shetty (@36__NotAllOut) June 9, 2022