ENG VS IND: Rishabh Pant Is Overthinking While Batting: Michael Vaughan

Updated - 15 Jul 2022, 10:00 PM

Michael Vaughan on Australia
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India suffered a 100-run defeat to England in the second ODI, restoring parity in the three-match ODI series. India bowled brilliantly to dismiss England for 246, but they were unable to mount a successful chase after losing the wickets of their best hitters, including Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and Rishabh Pant.

Meanwhile, Pant’s dismissal was hilarious, as he delivered a simple catch to mid-on off a full toss.

Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)

Rishabh Pant Should Cause Chaos With The Bat: Michael Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Pant is overthinking and should bat like he always has—freely. Pant was out for a five-ball duck, which had a significant impact on India’s chase.

“I would say to Rishabh Pant, don’t be ultra-aggressive. He has got his license to be aggressive in white-ball cricket, but in red-ball cricket, it just looks like a careless approach,” Vaughan said on Cricbuzz.

“And in white ball cricket, it looks like he is almost overthinking it. He is that one player in that space who can win India a game in a space of 15 overs of batting. He is such a good player, you just want him to have that freedom. Not to be worried about the shots that he is playing even he is getting out. His job according to me in this Indian team is to go for course chaos,” he added.

Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)

“He has got a bat in his hand, go and cause chaos. If you give Rishabh Pant a bat in his hand and give him the freedom to play, then I bet he comes across very successfully in at least three of those matches. And he will completely change the game on his own. He just needs to be even more aggressive, that’s the way out for Rishabh Pant.”

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