In the age of social media, one instance makes you a star and another can make you a villain. India's wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is the newest member of this club of love-hate in the Indian cricketing circle.

After getting widespread adulation for his century in England, one shot against Australia in the first T20I has made him the new target of Twitterati.

Even Virat Kohli highlighted in the post-match press conference following the narrow defeat at Gabba that had Pant been till the end, the result could have been different. 

Rishabh Pant
Pant in action during the first T20 in GabbaAlbert Perez/Getty Images

"It was a close game, was a see-saw battle. Started well with the bat, fumbled in the middle overs, in the end, we thought we'll win with Pant and Karthik but it changed again with Pant's dismissal," Kohli said.

Pant recently posted a picture on his Twitter account with fellow youngster Prithvi Shaw at Sydney on the eve of the 3rd T20 between India and Australia.

But people on the popular social networking service did not take kindly to it making it clear to the former that India lost the first T20 solely due to his irresponsibility.

This fan warned Pant of his impending fate if he didn't mend his ways. 

 This person wanted Pant to finish games instead of posing for pictures.

Harsh words there. 

This person asked Pant to play fearless cricket, not senseless cricket. 

While someone had a friendly advice. 

With the second T20 abandoned due to rain, India will be desperate to notch up a victory at Sydney to end the series at par with Australia and stretch their unbeaten T20 series run to 10