IPL 2018: I Am Not Thinking About India Call-up, Says Rishabh Pant
Delhi Daredevils (DD) wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant, who has been in scintillating form has admitted that he is not thinking about the Indian team call-up.
Meanwhile, Pant is currently the leading run-scorer with 375 runs from nine games. Moreover, he has amassed runs at a staggering run-rate of 180.28.
Pant has been the mainstay of Delhi’s batting this season with three half-centuries and two near-fifty contributions.
On May second (Wednesday) Pant played a knock of 69 runs off 29 deliveries, as Delhi pocketed important two points. Rajasthan Royals fell short of four runs in a rain-marred encounter at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.
Not focusing on India return:
Talking during the post-match presentation ceremony, Pant admitted he is only focusing on the current tournament. He also said that he doesn’t want to think about the potential call-up based on his performance.
“I am not thinking about that. I am just playing IPL right now, just trying it do well in every game for the side,” Pant said.
Meanwhile, he has already made his Twenty20 International debut against England last year. However, he is yet to impress in four matches he has played so far.
The swashbuckling left-handed batter Pant has only scored 73 runs with the highest score of 38 runs.
We are trying to reduce mistakes:
Talking about the reasons behind the turn-around, Pant noted that they are trying to minimise the mistakes.
Meanwhile, Delhi has undergone a change with Shreyas Iyer leading the side after Gautam Gambhir stepped down as a skipper.
“Everything is fine from our side. There are small things, we are making mistakes in every match that did not happen this time and we won the match. We were batting brilliantly in all the games but small mistakes (happened) on our part, that was not going our way, we are making sure it does not happen,” he added.
Rishabh Pant also lauded the young Prithvi Shaw, who has been stunning after making a late entry to the tournament.
Top-order batsman Shaw scored a quickfire 47 runs to provide a brilliant start to his team.
“He was a brilliant kid from day one but he was not getting his chance. When he got the chance, he capitalised on those,” Pant concluded.