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Twitterati express Rishabh Pant's mood in Bollywood style after being excluded from ICC World Cup squad

Rishabh Pant. Photograph:( PTI )

New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 15, 2019, 05.23 PM (IST)

After months of speculations, the much-awaited announcement of the Indian squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was finally announced. The named squad had many surprising inclusions, as players whom everyone thought will be inducted have actually been omitted. 
 
Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayadu were the players who were expecting a call-up for England but they were replaced with Dinesh Kartik and Vijay Shankar.

Minutes after the announcement, Twitter exploded with hilarious Bollywood memes expressing Pant's mood after seeing the squad list. 

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While Dinesh was preferred over Pant due to his superior 'keeping skills, Shankar had been included to take up the role of the number four position in the playing XI, which was earlier unofficially decided for Rayadu by many cricketing experts. 

For the uninitiated, the team announced for the World Cup are provisional selections and can be changed till May 23rd without ICC permission.

The cricket tournament will from May 30 to July 14, with India's first game to be played against South Africa on June 5. 

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Twitter exploded with hilarious Bollywood memes expressing Pant's mood after seeing the squad list.