Dhoni was not that nice when he made debut: Ex-India wicketkeeper hopes to see ‘much-improved’ Rishabh Pant


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Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni 

Taking a little bit of stress off Rishabh Pant’s shoulders, former India wicketkeeper Ajay Ratra has mentioned that the teenager has the power to go onward and upward with time. 

Ratra, who’s at the moment working with Delhi Capitals because the staff’s assistant coach, believes Pant can get higher with age being on his facet. The 23-year-old dasher had obtained lots of flak for poor glovework, inconsistent performances, and reckless batting strategy. Nonetheless, it has been a very totally different story for Pant up to now few months. 

Pant’s turnaround began in Australia with a counter-attacking 97 in Sydney and a series-winning 89 in Brisbane. He additionally scored a ton towards England on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. 

“I’ve been following Rishabh’s progress and really feel he has improved on his footwork. He’s engaged on the glove work. I really feel he can enhance extra on glove work. Age is on his facet,” maintained Ratra whereas chatting with SportsKeeda.

Within the current IPL version, Pant additionally took cost of the Delhi Capitals in absence of normal skipper Shreyas Iyer. Below Pant, the Delhi-based outfit completed on the prime of the factors desk earlier than this 12 months’s IPL was halted halfway.

Ratra additionally drew similarities between Pant and ex-India skipper MS Dhoni, saying that the latter additionally wanted time to deal with challenges on the worldwide stage. Pant, who has now pipped Wriddhiman Saha to turn out to be the staff’s first-choice wicketkeeper, will probably be seen in motion when India tackle New Zealand within the much-awaited World Check Championship (WTC) last from June 18th in Southampton.

“When Dhoni made his debut, he was not that nice. He realized on the worldwide stage and gained confidence from his batting. The identical factor applies to Rishabh additionally. He has been batting so effectively and saved effectively in Indian circumstances. If he continues that, we are able to see a much-improved Rishabh Pant,” concluded Ratra.



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