Nasser Hussain Gave A Solid Suggestion To Virat Kohli Regarding Rishabh Pant: India’s young and talented wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant had a tough day at work on Day 3 of the ongoing World Test Championship Final against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
The stylish keeper-batsman was dismissed for just four off 22 balls he faced on Day 2 of the WTC Final against New Zealand in Southampton. Pant survived a close lbw should against Kylie Jamieson however he was dismissed by the same bowler, edging a full and wide delivery to slips.
During the lunch break on Day 3 of the WTC Final, former England skipper Nasser Hussain, while speaking to Star Sports talked about Rishabh Pant’s dismal show and made a very interesting point on how the technique was absent in Pant’s form. He said:
“I mean he could have done something different (on Pant’s dismissal). It was a wide ball that he could have left alone. The way Jamieson was smart, from around the wicket, the angles went with Jamieson. If he swings it in, he takes the LBW out of the equation. So, he went over the wicket and there was a review that was just clipping. The technique is not there. He’s not moved his foot across and it’s a dangerous shot.”
Rishabh was the fifth batsman to be dismissed in India’s innings in the WTC final. The cricketer had walked out to bat with a lot of pressure on his shoulders after the dismissal of the Indian skipper. However, he failed to live up to the expectations of the fans and left everyone disappointed.
Furthermore, Hussain explained how Rishabh Pant can be managed by the team in the future and claimed that Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri are the two best men to handle him. He said:
“The management and the handling of Rishabh Pant going forward is going to be crucial. Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli are the best men to handle him because they are just going to let him be.”
“You just can’t sit Rishabh Pant down and say why did he do that. He’s just not that sort of a cricketer. They have to let him go and let him express himself. He’s already won games for India. India possibly might not have been here if it wasn’t for some of the great knocks of Rishabh Pant. So you are not going to get the brilliance of Rishabh without the odd shot-making he’s played there. So, the management and handling of him is going to be absolutely crucial,”