When the world does well the world talks about Rishabh Pant When the world doesn’t do well- The world still talks about Risbah Pant. They say, ” you’re always criticized because your good enough”, and the case is no different for the left-handed batsman from Delhi.
Pant has shown plenty of promise ever since arriving in the cricketing scenes but unfortunately hasn’t made it count to the optimum level as far as International Cricket is concerned. Once the great Sachin Tendulkar quoter after Pant smashed the Gujarat Lions back in the days-, ” I haven’t seen better innings than this in the history of the IPL”. That is what Pant can do, this is what Pant doesn’t regularly do or maybe he doesn’t because everyone expects him to press the repeat button all the time which is putting him under immense pressure?
While there is also another side of the jury which might say -‘ Learn to deal with it as that is what cricket is all about’. Whatever the case might be, Pant, in a short career so far has certainly seen both sides of the coin so far. While there are people who are in complete awe of him, there are also those who feel Pant might not really make it count. The former Indian fielder Mohammad Kaid certainly comes in the former as he truly believed that the southpaw from New Delhi should be given more opportunities and the entire management should show more trust towards him.
One of the best fielders in the world has ever seen quoted, “Even for the wicketkeeping role, they are shuffling many players. India needs a permanent specialist wicket-keeper. KL Rahul can be a backup wicket-keeper but I don’t think he should be the main. If you want to support Rishabh Pant over Dhoni, then Kohli should back him. He should not be the water boy of the team,” said the former India batsman on Hello app.
He also expressed that he was unhappy with the chopping and changing in the Indian Team and felt that Kohli should not make so many changes while selecting the team. “Kohli is doing a lot of experiments with team selection. He should not have done that. Kohli tried many combinations and even selected players who don’t have so much exposure during the last World Cup”, Kaif added.
Meanwhile, Cric Crak would love to know if you agree with Mohammad Kaif on this one, or do you think he has gone a little too ahead with his statements? Do let us know in the comments section below.