Rishabh Pant, the young Indian wicket-keeper is receiving a lot of criticism these days because of his inconsistency and poor performances. Ever since the debacle of the Indian cricket team at the World Cup, earlier this year, Rishabh Pant is under the scanner.
Some time ago, Rishabh Pant was making news for all the right reasons. He had impressed one and all with his performances playing for India and for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. Rishabh Pant emerged as the second-highest run-scorer in the season with 488 runs. However, tables have turned now as things are not going in favor of Rishabh Pant as of now.
Pravin Amre, who was the assistant coach of Delhi Capitals in the previous season, has come out in support of the young lad. Pravin Amre went on to explain how Delhi Capital’s coach Ricky Ponting groomed Rishabh Pant to handle his mindset and not give in to pressure. He said:
“He was coming after poor scores. It was mainly the way chief coach Ricky Ponting handled him and gave him the space to be himself,”
“It is also about not trying too hard; we tried to ensure he didn’t fall into the trap by coming under pressure. We tried to keep it simple, break the game into small parts.”
Pravin Amre also compared Pant with the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma and he believes that Rishabh Pant is equally devastating and talented. He said:
“He is like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, a great timer of the ball. He has to focus on getting it right. He seems to be confused about how he should be going about it, whether to play the waiting game or his natural attacking game.”
“Most batsmen inflict maximum damage during the powerplay and death overs. Pant is equally devastating in the middle-overs, and that’s what makes him so special,”