Team India’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has big shoes of legendary MS Dhoni to fill in the coming days. Immensely talented Pant has shared that he is trying to take one game at a time and improve himself.
Pant went to West Indies as the first-choice wicket-keeper with MS Dhoni taking a break from cricket. The Delhi-born cricketer disappointed as he failed to rise to the occasion. He managed to score only one fifty in the T20Is and fared poorly in the ODIs and Tests.
Rishabh Pant’s dismal show has raised speculation with former cricketers urging the management to try out different options available. Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson have been in the wings for quite some time now who have done reasonably well in the domestic circuit.
The 21-year-old Pant will get once more chance in the upcoming series where he needs to grab his opportunity. While Rishabh Pant has stayed away from comparisons with MS Dhoni, he said that he is working on his game and taking one match at a time.
“I just love him. I am focusing on my cricket and taking one match at a time. I am trying to improve everyday,” Pant said at an event.
Furthermore, Rishabh Pant stated that he is working hard to improve and win more matches for his country. He also added that the whole team is good mind space and will be keen to come out good against a formidable opponent – South Africa. The series will comprise of three T20Is and Tests each starting from September 15.
The team played really well (in the West Indies). I am looking forward to improve myself and helping team India to win more matches. We have practiced really well and mindset is good. We will look to do well,” Pant concluded.