‘He’s a special player’: India batting coach says Rishabh Pant still has backing of team administration

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‘He’s a special player’: India batting coach says Rishabh Pant still has backing of team administration
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When Rishabh Pant began making his entry into the Indian Cricket team, he was anticipated to fill in MS Dhoni’s big shoes. With Dhoni turning into a senior cricketer, younger wicketkeeper-batsman Pant was seen as somebody who may probably replace the heavy hitter when he hangs his boots, as Pant also had the power to come back lower down the order, and play huge shotsvery similar to Dhoni. After a successful tour in England in 2018, and Australia in 2018-19, Pant turned a household name.
But after a tough 2019, through which Pant struggled to search out consistency with the bat, and also his wicketkeeping skills came into question, the left-hander discovered himself being replaced by KL Rahul in the limited-overs series against Australia and New Zealand. But India batting coach Vikram Rathour insists that Pant is a special talent and still has the backing of team administration.
“He (Rishabh Pant) hasn’t had an ideal last 12 months and hasn’t done too nicely in worldwide cricket. He still has the backing of the team administration and we consider he’s a special player. He can still carry so much to the Indian cricket team as soon as he begins scoring,” Rathour mentioned in an interplay with Sportskeeda.
“MS Dhoni continues to be around, we don’t know what is going on with him, however replacing somebody like him is not and was never going to be simple, with the sort of stature he had in worldwide cricket. Pant has had a couple of failures so he has been under stress to carry outhowever something like this makes you a stronger and better player,” he added.
“He’s working actually hard on the physical sidehe’s coaching hardhe’s practising hard, and I’ve absolutely no doubt that if we keep backing him, eventually he can be a match-winner for Team India,” Rathour further stated.
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