Saha was out of the team for a long time due to injury and came back into the side with the two-Test series in the West Indies in August. However, he did not get to play there and Pant kept wickets in both the games.
Gautam Gambhir said Rishabh Pant should be given a long rope and that it is the duty of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri to guide him. He also said that MS Dhoni should take a decisive call on his future, saying, "If you play for India, you cannot select the series you want to play."
Both Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer started walking out to bat after Shikhar Dhawan's wicket. "It was a little funny as well because they both wanted to walk in. So it would have been very funny if both reached the pitch, you know three batsmen in the field," said Virat Kohli.
In the previous encounter, Rishabh Pant once again fell prey to his batting indiscipline as he sliced the ball straight to Tabraiz Shamsi at short fine, regardless of having all the time to execute a better shot.