Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan mentioned Rishabh Pant must work more durable to earn a spot amid batting woes within the ongoing T20I collection in opposition to South Africa. India defeated the Proteas within the third T20I by 48 runs on Tuesday (June 14) to maintain the collection alive.
Brisk half-centuries by Ruturaj Gaikwad (57) and Ishan Kishan (54) with the late cameo by all-rounder Hardik Pandya (31 runs in 21 balls) pushed India to a decent 179/5 within the first innings. Harshal Patel (4/25) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3/20) delivered with the ball to bowl out South Africa for 131 in 19.1 overs.
Rishabh Pant has obtained caught rather a lot, must carry out: Irfan Pathan
Stand-in skipper Pant may handle simply six runs off eight balls in a boundaryless innings and obtained out to a slower ball ploy from Dwaine Pretorius. Pant failed to select the slower supply and sliced it in direction of Temba Bavuma, who ran a reverse to finish the catch close to mid-off.
Pant has amassed 40 runs in three innings up to now within the five-match collection and Pathan believes that will probably be a tricky journey for the Indian gloveman within the upcoming collection by way of choice. Pathan identified the options India has at its disposal for a wicketkeeper.
“He has obtained caught rather a lot, you’ll have to carry out. As of now, you might be doing the captaincy however it’s attainable that going ahead a time would possibly come the place you may need to work arduous to play within the XI,” Pathan mentioned on Star Sports activities.
“You have already got Dinesh Karthik and Ishan Kishan as wicketkeepers within the enjoying XI and Sanju Samson is ready, and KL Rahul (who additionally retains the wickets) is a reputation who I’ll at all times maintain in my enjoying XI. I really feel he (Rahul) is the most effective cricketer. So there’s plenty of competitors, you can not maintain your bat quiet for too lengthy,” he added.
Rishabh Pant is attempting to hit too arduous: Irfan Pathan
Pathan talked about that Pant is a participant of nice high quality however at the moment will not be getting the outcomes with the willow in his hand and famous that the participant hits the ball more durable within the air.
“The T20 sport is his, that’s what I imagine. There is no such thing as a doubt that Rishabh Pant is a celebrity participant. He’s a 24-year-old boy, if he performs for the subsequent 10 years, he can develop into probably the most unbelievable cricketer however that consequence has not come until now,” Pathan mentioned.
“I really feel he tries to muscle the ball rather a lot when he performs on the offside. While you attempt to put the identical energy that you simply put whereas enjoying on the leg aspect whereas dropping your form, there can be issues. He’s attempting to hit too arduous and hitting the ball within the air. Play alongside the bottom there and hit within the air on the leg aspect,” he added.
India will play South Africa within the fourth T20I match on June 17 on the Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Rajkot.
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