Last Update on: September 13th, 2019 at 05:16 pm
One of the all-time great finishers of the game, Lance Klusener has showered words of praise on Rishabh Pant alongside a few tips to get into his groove. The former South African player believes that it is a great advantage for India to have Rishabh Pant, especially, when MS Dhoni is about to leave the game.
Pant, who had become the first Indian wicketkeeper with Test centuries in England and Australia, scored 58 runs from two Tests in India’s 2-0 rout of the West Indies and his dismissals were described as reckless. Speaking of the same, Lance Klusener wants Pant to take his time before displaying his skills.
Rishabh Pant is a phenomenal talent – Lance Klusener
Former South Africa all-rounder and South Africa batting consultant Lance Klusener said a phenomenal talent like Rishabh Pant will do well to learn from mistakes of others in a bid to become more consistent for India, especially in white-ball cricket. Klusener, who was hard-hitting batsman during his times believes Pant has got the potential.
Klusener had an eye on Pant since the time he was roped in as Delhi senior team’s white-ball consultant last year. He believes it is more beneficial if the player manages to learn from others’ faults.
“It would hard for me to pinpoint but with a phenomenal talent like that, one always tends to get a bit ahead of himself. He needs to give himself time to get in and that bit of time will allow him to showcase his talent. What gets you ahead in international cricket is learning from others’ mistakes rather than making your own mistakes along the way and learning,” he said.
“I will tell you why. You can learn from your own mistakes but it will take a lot more time to realise, correct and become a better player using that process. If you look at mistakes others are making, you will learn quickly and thus improve fast. It’s wonderful to have the talent like Rishabh in the twilight years of MS Dhoni’s career. He has some wonderful coaches and players around him so take their advice but at the same time don’t curb your natural talent,” said Klusener.
Well, recently, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant said he is eyeing a fresh start with the upcoming T20 and Test series against South Africa. Especially, after drawing criticism for a below-par show in the tour of West Indies last month.