Staff India skipper Rishabh Pant spoke about taking away loads of ‘positives’ from India’s 2-2 collection towards South Africa in his post-match feedback after India’s collection decider was washed out in Bengaluru, nevertheless, the Proteas additionally gave head coach Rahul Dravid loads of to ponder upon.
Maybe essentially the most worrisome reality might be that the skipper of the group, Pant might solely rating 58 runs within the 5 innings that led to some questions being raised about his place within the shortest format.
Nevertheless, Dravid was very clear that Pant goes nowhere. Rishabh Pant is a “large” and “integral” a part of the set-up heading into the T20 World Cup in Australia, insisted Dravid.
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Talking within the post-match press convention, the ‘Wall of India’ as he’s fondly known as, mentioned, “Personally, he would have preferred to attain a number of extra runs however it isn’t regarding him. Actually, he’s a really large a part of our plans going forward within the subsequent few months.”
Pant’s is a high-risk recreation that comes with a worth and the coach is able to pay the worth by wanting on the greater image.
“Within the course of (of taking part in an attacking recreation), he would possibly go mistaken in a number of video games however he stays an integral a part of our batting line-up with the ability he has and the truth that he’s a left-hander is vital to us within the center overs, he performed some good knocks,” he mentioned.
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About his captaincy, Dravid felt that Pant did nicely contemplating that he led the aspect again within the collection from 0-2 down.
“To carry a group again from 0-2 down and to degree it at 2-2 and provides us an opportunity to win was good. Captaincy shouldn’t be about wins and losses solely. He (Pant) is a younger captain, rising as chief . It’s too early to evaluate him and you do not wish to try this after one collection,” Dravid was clear in his thought course of.
In the meantime, the Indian group will quickly return to motion towards Eire because the two-match T20I collection is scheduled to kick off on June 26, Sunday.
With inputs from PTI