Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, India National Cricket Team
Rishabh Pant. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

India’s rookie batsman Rishabh Pant doesn’t want to get compared with legendary MS Dhoni. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant had to face the backlash of the fans when he fluffed the stumping chance of Ashton Turner in the Mohali ODI. In fact, the Mohali crowd had gone on boo Rishabh Pant and chanted the name of MS Dhoni.

Meanwhile, it is unfair to compare Rishabh Pant with the legendary figure like MS Dhoni. Dhoni has all the experience under his belt whereas Rishabh Pant is still settling his feet set at the International level.

Rishabh Pant | India vs Australia 2019 |
Rishabh Pant. Credit: Getty Images

Pant had to face the backlash.

Pant has made an impressive start to the red ball version as he was the second highest run-getter of Australia’s tour. He had scored 350 runs, however, he is yet to impress in the white ball version of the game.

In fact, Pant was also the second highest run-getter in the IPL 2018 as he had scored 684 runs in 14 matches of the season. However, comparing Rishabh Pant with MS Dhoni is like comparing white with black.

Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant said that he is not thinking about the comparisons. Pant wants to learn his lessons from MS Dhoni as he has all the experience under his belt.

I want to learn from MS Dhoni – Pant.

“I’m not thinking about the comparison too much. As a player, I want to learn from him (Dhoni). He’s a legend of the game. I don’t want people to compare but I can’t stop them from doing so. I’m close to him and talk to him about everything how I can improve my game on and off the field,” Rishabh Pant told ANI.

Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, IPL 2019
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Pant revealed that he has learned discipline from MS Dhoni as well as Virat Kohli. Both of these players have been huge servants of Indian cricket and they have immensely contributed to the success of the team.

“I’ve learned lots of things from them (Kohli and Dhoni) like discipline, how to take the pressure, how to learn from other people’s mistakes and implement it on your game. There’s been a lot of learning,” he said.

Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant is well known for his aggressive batting style. He is a kind of batsman who likes to hit the ground running from the get-go. However, Pant still needs to work hard on his wicketkeeping skills. On the other hand, Rishabh Pant will play for the Delhi Capitals in the upcoming Indian Premier League.

Delhi Capitals will begin their IPL campaign against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 24th March.

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