Salman Butt, a former captain of Pakistan, said the Indian wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant was “overweight” and “less agile,” which sparked outrage. Butt made these remarks on his YouTube channel as he analyzed the first Test match between India and Bangladesh at Chattogram. Butt said that if Pant sheds weight and is more fit, he would be much more effective in performing the creative shots that he attempts to generate.

When Pant entered the game at No. 5 in India’s first innings, the team was in serious difficulty after losing the great Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and acting leader KL Rahul for only 48 runs. Taijul Islam’s left-arm spin was difficult for the Indian right-handers to handle, but Pant entered the match and began to alter the dynamics by attacking the Bangladesh spinners.

He seemed to be in a good position for a huge catch, but he was caught for 46 while attempting to premeditate a shot against the off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz.”

Ajeeb sa out hua baat ko laga phir bad pe laga and then stumps mein are some of the innovations that Rishabh Pant has made. If you are not fit, you will not be able to carry out the exercises that you make. (Main unki fitness pe hamesha baat islie karta hu.) While playing the manner he usually does, Rishabh Pant tried something new and got out. It was an odd dismissal since the ball rattled the stumps before striking the bat and pad. I often bring up Rishabh Pant’s fitness because if he were fit, it would be simpler for him to execute the shots he plays and attempts to develop.) I believe he is obese. He is undoubtedly overweight, and as a result, he is not particularly nimble. In terms of fitness, he is not where he should be “While analyzing the left hit, hander’s Butt was noted.

Cheteshwar Pujara (90) and Shreyas Iyer (86) teamed up to lead India to a position of strength after Pant was removed from the game. Both Kuldeep Yadav (40) and all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin (58) helped the visitors reach 404 in the first innings.

In reply, Bangladesh was bowled out for 150 as Kuldeep Yadav (5/40) and Mohammed Siraj (3/20) displayed stunning performances with the ball.