Rishabh Pant's fifty
Rishabh Pant’s fifty. (Photograph by Surjeet Yadav/Getty Photographs)

Former Indian quick bowler Ashish Nehra has some harsh phrases for Rishabh Pant as he believes that the attacking batter needs to be taking extra duty and deal with his batting as he has received expertise taking part in on this format.

Pant endured a turbulent IPL 2022 as he had an underwhelming season with the bat and was scrutinized closely for his management abilities. The southpaw was assigned the function of the deputy to stand-in skipper KL Rahul for the continuing South Africa sequence, however a groin damage to the latter dominated him out the sequence, and therefore Pant was named the skipper.

“Now, Rishabh would possibly solely be 24, however he has been taking part in within the IPL for 5 years now. So, he’s an skilled participant now, no less than on this format. There’ll at all times be strain on him as a result of there’s loads of competitors. Suryakumar Yadav is there, and Virat Kohli may also return sooner or later. That may occur. On this sequence, I’d need Rishabh Pant to focus extra on his batting than his batting place,” Nehra instructed Cricbuzz.

It is necessary Rishabh Pant doesn’t take an excessive amount of strain: Ashish Nehra

The opening two matches noticed the younger skipper wrestle on the pitch, however after a commanding efficiency within the third T20I towards the Proteas, he can be feeling extra assured.

In the meantime, the Indian staff can be hoping to stage the sequence towards South Africa within the 4th T20I on Friday, seventeenth June, in Rajkot. The Males in Blue discovered themselves 2-0 down after the second T20I however saved themselves alive within the sequence with a medical efficiency within the earlier outing.

The explosive batter has didn’t make an affect with the bat on this sequence, however Nehra believes that he wants only one innings to get again within the groove and he can depend on senior execs like Hardik Pandya and Rahul Dravid within the dressing room.

“It (the batting place) doesn’t make a giant distinction. How he captains, how significantly better can he carry out. He wants just one innings to get his mindset modified. It is necessary he doesn’t take an excessive amount of strain upon himself. Senior gamers like Hardik Pandya and even Rahul Dravid ought to assist him there,” the Gujarat Titans’ head coach additional added.