Brad Hogg Wants Rishabh Pant To Call This Former Cricketer

Star wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant has been talked about the most in the last one month. Pant recently made his captaincy debut for the Indian cricket team during the ve-match T20I series against South Africa earlier this month. The series ended all-leveled up at 2-2, after the final T20I was abandoned due to rain.

Rishabh Pant Is Under Scanner For His Captaincy

However, Pant’s leadership was under the scanner of criticism after India lost the first two games to the Proteas. But the Indian side made a strong comeback in the 3rd and 4th game and managed to draw the series.

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After the series, several cricketers and experts pointed out the mistakes made by Rishabh Pant in his captaincy. In the same light, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg, feels Pant should back himself more often. He pointed out that Pant shouldn’t let others influence the decisions.

“Call MS Dhoni Or Speak To KL Rahul” — Brad Hogg

He also advised Pant to either ring up former skipper MS Dhoni or speak to KL Rahul, who was initially made the stand-in skipper for India in the series before he was ruled out of an injury. Speaking on his YouTube page, Hogg said:

“One thing he needs to do is be more decisive and take control out in the middle, don’t let other players come in and over-influence his decisions,”

He added: “If he needs to learn anything, ring up MS Dhoni or talk to KL Rahul, get your tips, go out, back yourself and do the job. Because when he backs himself, we know that he can achieve anything.”

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Unfair To Compare

Further, Hogg also said that it is unfair to compare the record of captains, who have led India this year, like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Rishabh Pant to Rohit Sharma’s perfect record as the latter has captained India only at home. He said:

“Captaincy, captaincy, captaincy, always a discussion in India. Especially when they are losing and someone’s made a comment that Rohit Sharma has a perfect record in 2022, he has won 11 games from 11. But remember, Rohit Sharma has not captained away from India this year. So let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s wait till he gets on foreign soil, see how he handles the pressure then,”

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