Former chief selector of the Indian cricket team MSK Prasad believes that wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant started comparing himself with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. For this reason, despite a brilliant start, Pant loses his way. Prasad said this in an interview given to the sports website.
He said, ‘Every time when Rishabh steps in, he is always compared with MS Dhoni, and probably, he is also getting caught in that euphoria. Many times, we spoke to him that he has to get over it.’
Pant will get a chance to improve his game after Dhoni’s retirement:
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni has said goodbye to international cricket on August 15. Pant has been seen as his successor for the last few years, although Pant’s poor form has disappointed the team management for the last few months. KL Rahul has also done better behind the wicket with batting in T20. Prasad believes that Dhoni’s retirement will give Pant a chance to improve his game.
Pant scored 814 runs in 13 Tests at an average of 38.76:
Rishabh Pant made his Test debut against Australia in the year 2018. So far he has scored 814 runs in 13 Tests at an average of 38.76. During this, he scored two centuries. He played his last Test against New Zealand in February this year.
At the same time, he made his ODI debut against the West Indies in October 2018. Pant has so far scored 371 runs in 16 ODIs at an average of 26.71. He played his last ODI against Australia in January this year. Pant played the first T20 against England three years ago. He has played 27 matches for India so far. He has scored 410 runs at an average of 20.5. He played his last T20 match against Sri Lanka in January this year.