Ever since the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni took a sabbatical from the game, the Indian cricket team started their haunt for a perfect replacement for the legendary wicket-keeper and batsman. The young Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has been given several opportunities to prove his worth, however, the cricketer failed to live upto the expectations.
Rishabh Pant has been going through a difficult time in international cricket owing to his poor form lately. He has been hot and cold not just with the bat but with the gloves as well.
Rishabh Pant was considered as the next big sensation when he was discovered. Besides, his batting performances, Rishabh Pant had also impressed everyone with his keeping-skills, so much so that he was considered as MS Dhoni’s successor in the Indian team. However, He has miserably failed to perform at the best of his abilities in all the opportunities given to him in recent times.
Recently, the Indian management opted for KL Rahul as his replacement in ODIs, who was doing exceptionally well in all aspects. Coupled with his iffy DRS calls, Rishabh Pant has been under the scanner of critics.
Wriddhiman Saha, the Test specialist and the best wicketkeeper in the world currently, has come out with a piece of advice for Rishabh Pant. Talking to IANs, Wriddhiman Saha said:
“I have told Rishabh a few things which he will try according to his comfort zone. He will try during training. It’s not like he will do it for one day and it will work. So, if he feels those things will work for him, he will try and implement them in his training,”
“It’s not like tips. It’s a discussion. I have told him these are things I follow and it makes my job easier. You can also try them and see if it works for you. See it’s very personal. But yes, we do discuss wicketkeeping,”
Recently, during the tour to New Zealand, Team India chose Rishabh Pant over Wriddhiman Saha. Talking about the same, Saha said:
“We all play for India. The team decides the best combination, and we have to respect that. I had played the last series; he (Rishabh) did not play. In New Zealand, he played, and I did not. Individually, yes, we all expect to play. But ultimately, the team is first,”