IND vs SA: Sunil Gavaskar Feels Rishabh Pant Will Not Have Any Pressure On Him After Poor Batting Show

Updated - 20 Jun 2022, 05:44 PM

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Sunil Gavaskar feels that Rishabh Pant will not have any pressure on him after his poor batting show in the IND vs SA T20I series. Gavaskar feels that Pant has a lot of series ahead to get his form back. His comments came after the wicketkeeper-batsman failed to come up with a good batting show in the IND vs SA T20I series.

Rishabh Pant was the stand-in skipper for India in the series. The left-handed batsman completely failed with the bat, scoring just 58 runs in 4 innings. He got out for 29, 5, 6, and 17 in the 4 T20I games. However, he managed to tie the series 2-2 under his captainship.

Sunil Gavaskar
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Rishabh Pant is Not The Kind of Character Who Takes Pressure: Sunil Gavaskar

While speaking to Star Sports, former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar said that he doesn’t feel Rishabh Pant will have any pressure on him after the poor batting show in the series. He also said that there are plenty of T20 matches ahead of the World Cup and Pant can get his form back.

“I don’t think so. It’s still early days. There are plenty of T20 matches still ahead. There is a T20I series in England, there is a T20I series in West Indies. I don’t think there is going to be any pressure on him (Rishabh Pant). He is not the kind of character who takes pressure, he goes out and enjoys his cricket. And that’s the mindset that has brought him success,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.

“I will wait as there are still plenty of T20 matches before the World Cup. We can wait and then look at the form. We can decide anything but it’s up to the selectors to take the final call,” Gavaskar added.

Hardik Pandya
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Rishabh Pant led the team against South Africa. However, he will not lead the team against Ireland in a forthcoming T20I series. Pant will head to England for the one-off Test match scheduled to take place next month. Hardik Pandya will lead India in the two-match T20I series against Ireland.


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