It has been tough few days for Rishabh Pant in his career. He is failing on a regular basis to be on the receiving end all the time. Meanwhile, the former skipper Sourav Ganguly asks the fans and the analyst to let Rishabh Pant play his game without any pressures.
Rishabh Pant may have established himself as the front-runner to succeed MS Dhoni as the regular wicket-keeper for the Indian cricket team but the youngster’s journey has not been without its fair share of criticism. The youngster has come under a lot of fire for his reckless shot selection and the last few matches have not yielded the desired result for Pant.
Rishabh Pant is an X-factor – Sourav Ganguly
Speaking of Rishabh Pant, Sourav Ganguly quoted that the youngster has been an asset for the team but unfortunately failing to showcase it on a regular basis. But the former skipper wants Pant to bat in the same way without any pressure. He asks people to let Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant free, as there are other batsmen in the team, who can play the constructive game.
Further, he went on to add saying that the social media will always go berserk whenever Rishabh Pant hits the ball in the air. Sourav Ganguly reminds the fans that is how the youngster has found success and wants Pant to smash it in the same way with a bit of betterment.
”Rishabh Pant is an X-factor. Just be patient with him. I see country goes up and down when Rishabh Pant hits the ball in the air. Whenever the ball is the air, Twitter goes berserk. But, if you want to have a match-winner than set him free. India have a lot of batsmen, who can defend, drive and play sensible innings like Shikhar, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.”
”You need the likes of Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya to bring that X-factor to the team. To bring that game-changing thing and that explosive thing. I think Pant will be a huge force in Indian cricket. Hardik Pandya is the other who performs at the highest level and becoming better and better. Jasprit Bumrah is the other x-factor,” Sourav Ganguly said to Cricbuzz.
Well, the upcoming four games against South Africa will be very crucial for Rishabh Pant, as his performances will decide his fate in the Indian team. With the likes of Samson and Saha pushing for a place, Pant is standing on the piece of thin ice.