Rishabh Pant is a hot and cold cricketer. If it shines, then it will shine bright; otherwise, he would look like a fool. Against New Zealand in the WTC final, Pant came out cheaply as he edged out a large performance from point guard Kyle Jamieson straight to the slip. India was already in trouble and his departure only made matters worse. Former England skipper Nasser Hussein had something to say about the wicket-keeper batsman.
“I mean he could have done something different. It was a large ball that he could have left alone. The way Jamieson was smart, around the wicket, angles were going with Jamieson. If it introduces it, it removes the LBW from the equation. So he went to the box office and there was a review that was just cutting. The technique is not there. He hasn’t moved his foot and it’s a dangerous shot, ”he told Star Sports.
“The management and management of Rishabh Pant in the future is going to be critical. Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli are the best men to handle it because they’re just going to let it be, ”Hussain explained.
“You just can’t sit Rishabh Pant and say why he did that. He’s just not that kind of cricketer. They have to let him go and let him speak. He has already won matches for India. India might not have been here if it hadn’t been for some of Rishabh Pant’s big hits. So you won’t get Rishabh’s glow without the weird shot he played there. So its management and management are going to be absolutely crucial, ”commentator-turned cricketer Hussain concluded.
Get all IPL and Cricket Score news here