Rishabh Pant may be very talented but he often remains in controversies regarding his shot selection.
Rishabh Pant will face consequences if he does not improve (Photo-BCCI)
team india (Team India) the wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant (Rishabh Pant) Those who have so much ability in them that they can turn the tide of the match in just a few balls. Whatever the format, Pant bats in the same style and this is the reason why he has scored Test centuries in South Africa, Australia, England. There is a lot of talent inside Pant, so the opposing teams make special strategies for him. But despite all this, this player seems to be facing criticism. The reason for this is his attitude, which he calls aggression. But believe me, this aggression and fearless attitude of his has caused a lot of damage to Team India and if this player does not improve then he may have to face its bad consequences.
Rishabh Pant’s shot selection has been in the news ever since he has stepped into international cricket. This left-handed batsman was recently out on the very first ball in the last match of the ODI series against South Africa (India vs South Africa). Any batsman can be out on the first ball, but the way Pant tried to play a big shot by going ahead, he is really unbearable even on the very first ball. Team India suffered a lot due to that mistake of Pant and in the end they had to face defeat by 4 runs. Along with this, a clean sweep was also done 0-3 in the ODI series.
Pant is not improving
In the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup, Rishabh Pant got a chance to bat at number 4. Rahul-Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli were dismissed early, after which Pant had a good partnership with Hardik Pandya but suddenly this player lost his wicket by playing a bad shot on Santner’s ball. Pant got out after scoring 32 runs and in the end India lost the match. In this match, there was a lot of ruckus over Pant’s shot selection. Last year, Pant had also given his reaction on that match. Pant had said that he was heartbroken when he got out because he had a chance to win the match for India. Although 2 years have passed since that point, but this player has not improved yet. Pant is playing in the same style and Team India is also giving him opportunities on the spot.
Pant doesn’t feel safe in his place
It is important to give chances to any player for a long time and that is what the team management is doing along with Pant. Pant is also doing well in Test format but his performance in ODI and T20 format is not good. And believe me, Pant’s place is not safe in this format because the best cricketers are sitting on the bench to take his place. Pant is a wicket-keeper batsman and he will not get the benefit of it, at least in ODIs, T20s. Because Pant’s substitute is also Ishan Kishan. KS Bharat is also waiting for his turn, whose bat is spewing runs fiercely. Along with this, KL Rahul also does wicketkeeping. Rishabh Pant has been out of the ODI team in the past and if he keeps on squandering precious opportunities in the name of his aggression, then head coach Rahul Dravid might not hesitate to take big action. Pant will have to bring maturity in his game so that Team India gets more advantage.