Rishabh Pant has always sparked debates about his batting – while some say he’s fearless and bold in his approach, others feel the left-hander is reckless and should bat more maturely and sensibly.
One such incident got the reaction out of even Rahul Dravid, who said that the management will have conversations with Pant over his shot selection after the southpaw got out for a duck in the Johannesburg Test in January earlier this year, edging Kagiso Rabada behind after giving a big charge out of his crease and looking to smash him out of the park.
Rishabh Pant was heavily criticised by fans and experts for getting out in such a manner – almost like gifting away his wicket while looking to show some aggression – because India needed to put runs on the board and set up a big target for South Africa. That didn’t happen and the visitors chased down the target of 240 with 7 wickets in hand.
This was Rahul Dravid‘s first Test series as India’s coach and he made it clear that the management will have a talk with Pant about his decision-making in shot selection, even though admitting that his style has got him success all around the world.
He’s learning. He plays in a particular way, so it’s always something that he’s going to keep learning, he’s going to keep improving and keep getting better,” the coach asserted.