Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photograph by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Photographs/Getty Photographs)

Stand-in Indian captain Rishabh Pant is receiving lots of criticism for his management duties within the ongoing T20I collection in opposition to South Africa. Fixed criticism is regular for the Indian cricket captain however Pant is struggling along with his bat as nicely, which has drawn extra undesirable consideration from the followers and cricket pundits.

Former Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan feels that the participant depends on his instincts far an excessive amount of and desires to seek out steadiness whereas taking troublesome selections. The 24-year-old wicketkeeper batter was named captain after KL Rahul suffered a groin damage simply earlier than the primary match in Delhi. Pant had a poor Indian Premier League 2022 (IPL) season with each the bat and as a captain with Delhi Capitals however nonetheless, Indian administration trusted the teenager to guide India in five-match house collection.

“When he scores runs, folks discuss him. When he doesn’t, folks nonetheless discuss him. There’s an analogous type of sample in his captaincy. We now have to provide him time. He likes to assume out of the field. He tries to comply with his instincts far an excessive amount of. He likes to take lots of probabilities. He has to seek out that steadiness when he makes excessive selections. It’s identical to his batting,” Zaheer Khan stated on Cricbuzz.

India misplaced the primary two matches however made an important comeback by profitable the subsequent two to stage the collection. Pant was criticized for not using his bowling choices within the first two matches and sending Axar Patel forward of Dinesh Karthik within the batting order within the second match.

Zaheer Khan believes Rishabh Pant will get higher with time

Pant has scored 57 runs within the first 4 matches at a median of 14.25 and a strike price of 105.55 on this collection. His numbers in worldwide T20 matches are additionally drawing many questions, with 740 runs at a median of 23.12 and a strike price of 123.95 after taking part in appreciable 47 matches. However Zaheer emphasised Pant’s starvation and keenness for cricket and believes that the participant will get higher with expertise.

“One factor that stands out about him is that he’s very severe about his cricket. That nobody can query. He’s very passionate concerning the sport. He desires to do issues at a speedy tempo. With time, he’ll get what he desires as a result of he is aware of the place he’s headed,” Zaheer stated.