IPL 2022: Let Rishabh Pant Play High-Risk Shots, That Brings The Best Out Of Him: Ravi Shastri To Delhi Capitals

Updated - 20 Apr 2022, 07:34 PM

Rishabh Pant and Ravi Shastri (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rishabh Pant and Ravi Shastri (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former India coach Ravi Shastri accepts Rishabh Pant isn’t performing great with the bat for the Delhi Capitals in this season’s IPL in light of the fact that he cannot play his normal game.

Shastri has encouraged the Delhi Capitals team management to let the youthful India wicketkeeper-batsman play unreservedly and the seniors around him ought to assume some liability off him.

Just Let Him Go Out And Play His Natural Game: Ravi Shastri On Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: IPL)
Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: IPL)

While speaking on the Gameplan episode on Star Sports, Shastri said, “What I would like to see with Delhi is Rishabh Pant coming and playing his natural game. Forgetting that he is the captain of the side, just let him go out and play his natural game.

Let the others around him take the responsibility, because if he fires it will do his captaincy a world of good and at the same time you will see the results changing for Delhi Capitals pretty quickly.”

Pant has scored only 143 runs for the Delhi Capitals in this season’s  IPL at a strike rate of 146.94. He hasn’t hammered a solitary fifty till now with 43 being his maximum score in the competition up to this point. The dangerous left-handed batter has not found his touch yet and him playing huge knocks is vital for the Delhi side as he can steer a game with his talent.

No Problem With His Batting: Ravi Shastri On Rishabh Pant’s Batting Style

Rishabh Pant. Photo- BCCI
Rishabh Pant. Photo- BCCI

Shastri also spoke about Pant’s return in this IPL on the Gameplan episode on Star Sports, and said, “I don’t think there is any problem with his batting. I think it’s just the change of mindset that is needed, where he goes out and gives himself a little bit of time early on and then goes for it. There are no half measures.

The Rishabh Pant you know is Rishabh Pant where there are no half measures. He plays the high-risk shots, he takes his chances and you want him to play in that fashion because that’s what brings out the best in him.”

Delhi Capitals are currently in the 8th spot at the league table with 4 points from 5 games. They will be playing their next game on Wednesday against Punjab Kings.

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