After India’s exit from the ICC World Cup 2019, there are a lot of rumours going around about Indian skipper Virat Kohli autocratic attitude inside the dressing room. Many suggested about rifts between Kohli and vice-captain of the team Rohit Sharma. Young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant; however, quashed all the reports saying that Kohli listens to everyone in the dressing room and each player can put their point forward.
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Kohli listens to everybody: Pant
Pant has been gaining grounds in the Indian dressing room quickly. After MS Dhoni announced his unavailability for the series against West Indies, Rishabh Pan became India’s first-choice wicket-keeper batsman for the series across formats. He will have big shoes to fill, but Pant seemed not bothered about it. The young cricket is concentrating more on his game and looking to improve with each passing day.
Meanwhile, post the World Cup, reports emerged for split captaincy with Rohit Sharma taking the limited-overs duty while Virat Kohli will continue in the Tests. But BCCI kept their faith on Kohli, who has exceedingly well in the last few years with the team. Rishabh Pant also showered heaps praise on his skipper, saying that he is free with everyone and listen to his teammates as well.
“The best thing about this team is that you can talk to anyone and ask them for advice. And if you feel like you have a suggestion, you too can pitch in. Virat bhaiyya always listens, he never thinks like if he is the captain he shouldn’t listen to a youngster. In fact, it gives players like me great confidence that your captain is listening to you, taking your suggestions, even though you are just a youngster. That is a very big deal for me,” Pant said to Hindustan Times.
Furthermore, Rishabh Pant stated that the senior players are very helpful, which instils a sense of confidence in the players. Meanwhile, India will have to keep all these aside, and come out as a team and play their best cricket against West Indies when the series commence from August 3. The Men in Blues will play three T20Is and ODIs each followed by a two-match Test series.