Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Delhi Capitals’ skipper Rishabh Pant has discovered assist in India leg-spinner Piyush Chawla. Pant has been on the receiving finish of some backlash after his underwhelming season in IPL 2022, with questions over his management expertise.

The flamboyant batter’s questionable selections all through the season had been magnified to nice proportions when he made a vital error within the do-or-die sport towards Mumbai Indians as he didn’t go upstairs after Mumbai’s Tim David was given not out by the on-field umpire. Later, the replays confirmed that there was a slight nick, and had Rishabh reviewed it, his aspect would have most likely made it to the playoffs as David went on to smash a match-defining 34 off 11 balls.

Nonetheless, Chawla has come out in assist of the 24-year-old. “Pant is younger and remains to be studying as a captain. Errors occur. Not solely Rishabh Pant, however any captain could make errors. He’s one for the longer term, and I’m certain he’ll study with time and expertise. He’s a street-smart cricketer who will solely enhance as he retains main,” Chawla mentioned in a latest interview with ESPNcricinfo.

Rishabh Pant’s batting is unaffected by his captaincy duties: Piyush Chawla

Though the Delhi skipper scored 340 runs in IPL 2022 at a strike charge of simply over 150, he failed to attain a single half-century this season, a primary in his seven-year-long IPL profession. Pant obtained flak for his quick stays on the crease, however Chawla expressed his need to see him lead the Delhi aspect subsequent season as he believes that Pant’s batting just isn’t getting affected by the captaincy.

“I don’t assume captaincy impacts his batting in any method. If the ball is there to be hit, even when it’s the first ball he’s going through, he’ll go after it. I don’t assume captaincy had something to do together with his batting efficiency on this IPL. I wouldn’t even say that his type was unhealthy. He was batting nicely and enjoying these spectacular cameos, however couldn’t convert these into massive knocks. I want to see him main Delhi once more subsequent yr,” the 2011 World Cup-winner defined.

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