Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (Source: Twitter)

Last Update on: December 7th, 2020 at 08:09 am

Parth Jindal, owner of Delhi Capitals (DC), has hailed Rishabh Pant as the best wicketkeeper-batsman in India while saying that he should get a chance in the ongoing tour of Australia. His comments came after Rishabh Pant was benched for the ongoing three-day first-class fixture between India A and Australia A.

So far, every other player in India’s squad has got at least one chance in the playing eleven barring Rishabh Pant. Things have not gone well for him in the last one year or so. In October, he was dropped from India’s ODI and T20I squads for the ongoing tour but was included in the Test squad.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (Credits: Twitter)

With Test centuries in England and Australia, the wicketkeeper has a good record in overseas Tests. Thus, he was expected to play in the three-day fixture to prepare for the upcoming Test series. However, the Indian team-management picked veteran Wriddhiman Saha ahead of him. Saha, however, failed to make the chance count and was out for a duck.

And as Rishabh Pant continues to warm the bench in Australia, Parth Jindal took to Twitter to state that it is important he gets a run Down Under. The Delhi Capitals owner highlighted Sanju Samson’s average performance so far and Saha’s dismissal for a duck as he wrote:

“Sanju not doing enough in my eyes and Saha getting out on 0 – does that mean that @RishabhPant17 gets a run? I sure hope so as I do believe he is the best wicketkeeper batsman India has added advantage is that he is left handed and is a natural at 5. Important that he gets a run”

Meanwhile, Pant is expected to take the field when India play the second three-day tour game from December 11. It will be a pink-ball game, giving Virat Kohli & Co. an opportunity to prepare for the first Test which will be the first-ever pink-ball game between India and Australia.

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