IND vs BAN: “Not every player will be able to…”- Sourav Ganguly points out why Rishabh Pant will be important for India in T20 WC

Published - 01 Jun 2024, 08:14 PM | Updated - 01 Jun 2024, 08:17 PM

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Former India cricketer Sourav Ganguly talked about the importance of Rishabh Pant in the team for the T20 World Cup 2024. He said that the keeper-batter is a special talent and will be making a huge difference in the tournament. 

Rishabh Pant will be making his return to the Indian Cricket Team after 16 long months. The keeper-batter faced a tragic accident and missed a lot of games for the team, especially the ICC World Cup 2023 and the ICC World Test Championship Final as well. 

After missing the cricketing action for around one year, Rishabh Pant made a comeback in the IPL 2024 and set the stage on fire. The keeper-batter was exceptional in the league and then based on their stellar performances, he was named in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup 2024. 

With the kind of impact, Rishabh Pant has made for India in the big games over the years, he will be a vital cog in the wheel for the team. His ability to handle the pressure in big games sets him apart from others and will be extremely crucial for the team in the T20 World Cup 2024. 

Rishabh Pant is likely to be the first-choice keeper in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup 2024. He would be hoping to replicate his form in the tournament help his team win the event and end the ICC title drought. They won the last title in 2013. 

Sourav Ganguly touted Rishabh Pant as a special talent and claimed that the batter’s ability to pick angles in the ground sets him apart from others. He said that he would be very important for the team in the World Cup. Speaking to RevSportz, he explained: 

“He is a very special talent. His keeping is good, but his batting really special. He is capable of picking some great angles in the ground, and that’s his USP. Not every player will be able to do that, you see. And that’s what makes Pant very important for India.”

I am confident he will make a telling difference -  Sourav Ganguly on Rishabh Pant 

Sourav Ganguly further added that Rishabh Pant worked hard to make the comeback and is eager to do well for the team. The former BCCI president added that he is confident that keeper-batter will make a huge difference in the World Cup. He added: 

“He has worked very very hard to make this comeback, and is hungry to do well. I am confident he will make a telling difference”.

Rishabh Pant looked in terrific touch with the bat in the Indian Premier League. He led the Delhi Capitals once again, scoring 446 runs at a strike rate of 155.4 and an average of 40.55. He was the leading run-getter for his team and also was sensational with the gloves. 

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