When it comes to attacking a cricket ball right from the start, the world has seen very few batsmen like Virender Sehwag. The former India opener was nothing less than a nightmare for the bowlers in his playing days. No matter what the situation was, Virender Sehwag knew just one of playing and that was to attack the opposition.
India now have another batsman in their ranks who believes in a similar batting approach. The batsman is none other than the highly-rated Rishabh Pant. The young wicketkeeper-batsman has been tipped to be the next big thing in Indian cricket. He has already scored Test centuries in England and Australia to prove his Test credentials.
But his form in white-ball cricket has been really worrying. While Pant is one of the most consistent performers in the Indian Premier League from the last couple of years, he has failed to replicate that form for India. The recently-concluded T20I and ODI series against West Indies was a chance for Pant to strengthen his case.
However, he failed miserably. What made things tough for him was the poor shots he played to get out. Virender Sehwag has now delivered a word of advise for the youngster. The former cricketer said that Pant needs to work on his shot selection to perform well in the limited-overs format.
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“Pant has played well in the Test matches. He has to settle himself in the limited-overs game. He has to work on his shot-selection and then he will serve the country for long,” Sehwag told ANI.
India are now gearing up for the two-match Test series against West Indies. The series will start on August 22 in Antigua. The match will also kickstart India’s campaign in the inaugural World Test Championship. Pant is likely to get the nod ahead of returning Wriddhiman Saha.