Vikram Rathour Hails Rishabh Pant, Calls Him Among The Top 5-6 Finishers Of The Game

Updated - 04 Apr 2022, 08:08 PM

Vikram Rathour
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Vikram Rathour, India’s batting coach, has praised Rishabh Pant as s special talent, believing that his maturity has made him an  ‘undroppable’ player.

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There have been a few beneficial improvements in Indian cricket since the Rohit Sharma-Rahul Dravid era took over. Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ishant Sharma have been left out of the Test squad, but Hanuma Vihari and youngster Shreyas Iyer have risen to the fore and received their long-awaited Test debut.

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India, particularly after Rohit’s tenure as captain, requires a long-term leader who can guide the country’s cricketers into the future.

In the present form, three possibilities stand out: KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Shreyas Iyer, all of whom are captaining their respective IPL franchises.

Pant struggled with inconsistency between August 2019 and October 2020, but that all changed during India’s tour of Australia, where he delivered many explosive innings to help India win a historic series.

Pant hasn’t looked back since that point. He is now an indisputable member of the current Indian team, to the point where batting coach Vikram Rathour has labeled him as a ‘mature’ player who can no longer be dropped.

In the future, Rishabh Pant could play the role of finisher for us: Rathour

After MS Dhoni, India has yearned for a finisher who can match the previous captain’s brilliance. While all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is capable of filling that role as well, Rathour has picked Rishabh Pant as the man to take over shortly. Pant has batted at No. 4 on a couple of occasions, but his genuine potential is at Nos. 5 or 6.

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Rishabh Pant. Photo- BCCI

“He knows he’ll be in the top five or six finishers. Nobody is pressuring him to score a century in one-day internationals. He’ll always be an impact player, and as long as he’s averaging 40-50 points a game and winning them for the club, that’s OK “Rathour went on to say.

As India prepares for World Cups in back-to-back years, it’s critical to select individuals who can help the team in the long haul.

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