Pant had scores of 23 and 7 in the two T20 matches in Sri Lanka before being dropped and with Dinesh Karthik's unforgettable 8-ball-29 in the final against Bangladesh, the young man from Rourkee has certainly slipped in the pecking order.
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Vijay Shankar finds it difficult to move on after failure in final ruins good tournament
Vijay Shankar said, "My parents and close friends didn't say anything as they knew what I was going through. But I get these text messages like 'don't worry about what's being said on social media', when I actually I want to move on."
Nidahas Trophy 2018: 'MS Dhoni is a topper in a university, where I am studying,' says Dinesh Karthik
Karthik made his international debut in September 2004 during Champions Trophy in England, three months before Dhoni's debut against Bangladesh in a bilateral series in December.
“I was a little shocked. Angry is a bit strong word, I feel. The whole tournament I had batted at No 6 and then to see Shankar go up, I was a little bit shocked,” Karthik said.
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Rohit Sharma's move to save Dinesh Karthik for the end has enhanced his captaincy credentials
Rohit had been privy to Karthik's abilities at the back end of an innings and chose to hold him back till the end. He even had to apparently calm down a disappointed Karthik but eventually the gamble paid off.
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Bangladesh-Sri Lanka rivalry encouraging, but Tigers must learn to handle success better
The question is why Bangladesh go on the rampage after every tiny bit of success. One of the reasons could be that success for them has been so scarce that when they do succeed, they lose control of themselves in euphoria and don't quite know what to do.
From Colombo walkout to clash with Jos Buttler: Times when Bangladesh lost their cool on cricket field
Bangladesh’s growth and their fearless brand of cricket is appreciated by the cricketing world, but their mindless behaviour and usage of non-cricketing means have led to interfere their ascendancy.
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Dinesh Karthik says his last-ball six was an amazing feeling, a 'memory of a lifetime'
Karthik did a Javed Miandad with a last-ball six as India pulled off an incredible chase beating Bangladesh by four wickets.
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan says there's no point crying over defeat to India
Shakib Al Hasan said there is no point "crying" over the heartbreaking defeat to India in the final of Nidahas T20 Tri-Series here and will rather focus on rectifying the mistakes for future.
Brett Lee, a fearsome fast bowler during a sparkling career for Australia from 1999 to 2012, said that controlled aggression is good for the sport.
The Karthik of Sunday evening was a far cry from the restless, self-destructive batsman of a few years ago. This new, improved Karthik 3.0 looked far more assured, calm and focused.
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Rohit Sharma praises Bangladesh for 'fearless cricket', says team has improved over last three years
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said Bangladesh were a "very good team" who have vastly improved over the past three years.
Nidahas Trophy 2018: From wake-up call against Sri Lanka to last-ball thriller against Bangladesh, how India won the trophy
India didn't have the best of starts, losing to Sri Lanka in the opener but they immediately got into the groove and with some consistent performances, edged Bangladesh in the final to lift the Nidahas Trophy. Here's a look at India's road to victory.
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Sabbir Rahman tops, but Mushfiqur Rahim gets lowest grade in Bangladesh report card
Here’s a report card of all the Bangladesh players after the riveting final:
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Dinesh Karthik tops class in final report card; Vijay Shankar and pacers fail miserably
With Mahendra Singh Dhoni absent, Dinesh Karthik apparently took upon the responsibility of not only keeping wickets, but also finishing games.
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Dinesh Karthik was very upset when he was not sent at number 6 in final, said Rohit Sharma
Dinesh Karthik produced a last-ball six as India pulled off an incredible chase beating Bangladesh by four wickets in the Nidahas T20I Tri-series final.
Highlights, India vs Bangladesh T20 Nidahas Trophy final, Full Cricket Score: Karthik seals the title with last-ball six
DINESH KARTHIK'S ON STRIKE AND HE ENDS IT IN STYLE WITH A SIX! Creams it over wide extra-cover fence, and ends up clearing the boundary rope! India pull off a thriller and win the Nidahas Trophy 2018!
Nidahas Trophy 2018: When and where to watch India vs Bangladesh final, coverage on TV and live streaming on JioTV
Here's all that you need to know about the coverage of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 final between India and Bangladesh.
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Bangladesh's over-reliance on Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah could be their undoing in final against India
Bangladesh should remember that they had lost both of their previous matches in the tournament against Rohit Sharma and Co, and both of those losses had come as a result of inadequate collective effort.
Nidahas Trophy 2018: India's pedigree and form make them favourites in final, but Bangladesh are no pushovers
Nearly 11 years ago, Bangladesh handed India one of their most shocking losses ever. India would do well to sift through the history books once before taking the field on Sunday.