After resting Rishabh Pant from the ODI series on the advice of the medical team, Lokesh Rahul was decided to do wicketkeeping. Although he dropped the catch of Mehdi Hasan Miraj
Due to which the Indian team had to face defeat by one wicket. When Lokesh Rahul was asked about the absence of Rishabh Pant, he said in a slightly disappointed sense that we have not played many ODIs in the last eight-nine months, but if you look at 2020-21, I have kept wickets. And I have batted at number four and five.