Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Picture by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Photos/Getty Photos)

Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer reckons that new stand-in skipper Rishabh Pant panics when the match goes to the wire. Pant got here below scrutiny for his choices whereas captaining India within the first two T20I matches towards South Africa. He misplaced the toss each occasions and was compelled to bat first, after which struggled along with his decision-making whereas defending two first rate totals. Followers and cricket specialists are trolling the Delhi Capitals’ chief and the query arises, is it too early for Pant?

The 24-year-old wicketkeeper batter has proven his management ability by being a lot vocal behind the stumps however followers are but to see his decision-making expertise and different captaincy duties like main the crew in tough matches. He was handed the captain’s position after KL Rahul was dominated out of this sequence with a groin damage. Pant impressed along with his batting within the first match at Delhi however took some questionable choices whereas defending 212 runs goal.

Star leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was restricted to bowl simply two overs along with his third coming within the inning’s final over. Followers and former cricketers slammed Pant for not trusting his key spinner, who completed IPL 2022 as the best wicket-taker.

Wasim Jaffer feels Rishabh Pant will get higher in future

Within the second match, Pant named the identical beginning eleven regardless of some requires Umran Malik and Ravi Bishnoi’s inclusion from cricket specialists. Pant was additionally questioned for sending all-rounder Axar Patel to bat above in-from batter Dinesh Karthik. India began properly with Bhuvneshwar Kumar taking three wickets in powerplay whereas defending 149 runs goal however as soon as once more Pant did not make the most of his bowlers in center and loss of life overs. Jaffer now feels that Pant modifications methods and panics too shortly if issues don’t go his method.

“Sure, we noticed one thing comparable within the IPL as properly. I really feel the extra he captains, the higher he’ll get. However, sure, at this stage, I believe when the match will get tight, he panics a bit,” Jaffer informed ESPNcricinfo.

Pant is main the Capitals within the Indian Premier League for a while however his expertise shouldn’t be but nice sufficient to deal with the identical duties with the nationwide crew. The Capitals completed the 2021 season at prime of the group stage desk however misplaced each knockout fixtures. They gained back-to-back matches solely as soon as this season and failed to achieve the knockout spherical. He’s nonetheless younger and has three extra matches on this sequence to indicate his management expertise.