Rishabh Pant has had a tough time lately, and the young Indian skipper has once again been criticized for his shot selection, this time by former India flyhalf turned commentator Sunil Gavaskar, who also revealed where it all went wrong for Pant.
Amid his recent slump, the southpaw failed to score a single big total for some time, and he repeatedly fell into the same trap, which in Gavaskar’s view is not not a “good sign”.
In the past, Pant has been criticized for often offering his wicket due to erratic shot selection, but now that he is one of the senior members of the team, with him as team captain in the absence of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, fans must expect more from the Delhi drummer.
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Pant, who scored 740 points in 47 T20I at 23.12, came through in nearly identical fashion while picking up the big woman outside the stump.
“He hasn’t learned. He hasn’t learned from his previous three dismissals,” Gavaskar said in commentary on Star Sports.
“They’re throwing wide, and he keeps going. He can’t throw enough muscle on that. He’s got to stop trying to go that far off the stump.
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“There’s no way he’s had enough. He’s gone to short third! They’re all planning it, South African bowlers and Temba Bavuma are playing just outside the stump and you’ll get it. “
Pant has scored 29, 5, 6 and 17 in the last four innings.
“10 times, he was dismissed wide out of stock (in T20 in 2022). Some of them would have been called off if he hadn’t made contact with him. Because he is so far away, he has to reach out for He will never have enough power over it,” Gavaskar added.
He continued, “To continue to come out in the same series in the same way, for a captain of the Indian team, that’s not a good sign.”
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Although he didn’t fire the bat, Pant used his resources well to orchestrate India’s comeback in the five-game winning streak to leave the series tied at 2-2.
The series final is set to be played on Sunday, June 19 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
With PTI entries