Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik
Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik. (Photo: Twitter)

Last Update on: August 19th, 2022 at 02:54 pm

Former cricketer Chandu Borde reckoned that Indian wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant is a certainty in the playing XI across formats and has no competition for his slot in the team.

With the rise of Dinesh Karthik in T20Is as a finisher, Pant’s place in the team was questioned. Although his game is tailor-made for the shortest format, Pant has a poor record in T20Is.

Therefore, Karthik’s case of being a wicket-keeper and finisher took precedence among the Indian fans. However, Borde feels there’s no competition between the two.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo: Twitter)

This is great competition within the team. Whoever performs will be part of the team. To be honest, I don’t think there is any competition for Rishabh Pant.

He is an automatic choice and will continue to be an important part of the team. Pant is a player who can change the momentum of the game in no time, and he is not just a finisher – he can play anywhere and anytime,” Borde told India TV.

“With time, his performance will reach newer heights” – Chandu Borde

Pant is still young and early in his career and has a long way to go. He has already established himself as a certainty in Test cricket but has a lot of work to do in the white-ball formats.

Chandu Borde

If you look at Pant’s career span, he has just started out, but the way he has won matches for India – it’s unbelievable. With time, as he learns more, his performance will reach newer heights,” he added.

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