The two Indian cricketers said that Rishabh Pant needs time for improvement
Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant struggled to bat as he only scored 27 from 26 balls. With his poor batting, he faced criticism from cricket fans. In light of recent events, former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh defended the young wicketkeeper from the criticisms hurled at him.
According to him, Pant is changing his game and should be given some time. He also added that Pant was confused whether he will hit the ball or rotate the strike.
‘He is a good No.4, No.5. Obviously, people don’t realise that Rishabh was an opener. He always wanted to open the innings and he would go big, opening. He is not the guy who knows how to rotate the strike and then go big. He is trying to do that. That’s why you need to give him time. He is changing his game, we got to give him some time’, Singh said.
Meanwhile, T20I captain Rohit Sharma also stood up and backed his teammate from the judgments of cricket fans towards him.
‘Of course, Rishabh is young and he will need time to understand. It's too soon to judge whether he can make those decisions. Plus, the bowlers as well. It's a combination when the captain is not in the right position to make that decision’, Rohit said.
Rishabh Pant debuted in Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) in February 2017. He was the youngest player in the national side to debut in the format. To know more about cricket formats, read the page on Betwala.
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