Former India all-rounder on Rishabh Pant batting approach


Former Indian all-rounder Reetinder Singh Sodhi questioned wicket batsman Rishabh Pant’s batting approach. After losing his wicket with a reckless shot in the second round of the Johannesburg Test, Pant faces a lot of criticism from fans and former cricketers for his stroke selections.

The southpaw first received a snorter from Rabada that hit the visor of his helmet as he awkwardly tried to defend himself, then charged to convert a short ball into a half volley. The result was an advantage for the goalkeeper.

In the last 13 test innings, Pant has only managed to reach half a century, as he has gone out six times on a single-digit score, including a duck in Johannesburg.

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Sodhi pointed out that the goalie’s batter repeatedly made mistakes.

“There was a time when if you played a bad game and your team suffered, you had to step aside from the next game as a lesson. Not anymore, he’s your superstar.

“But whether a big or a small player makes a mistake, a mistake is a mistake. We would have talked to Pant a lot and it won’t be a huge thing even if he is forced to sit down as a lesson because these mistakes happen over and over, ”Sodhi said in conversation with India News.

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Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Saba Karim backed Pant to play the final test match in Cape Town. He said the southpaw is a huge asset to the team and several big players have come out playing reckless shots.

“He [Rishabh Pant] should definitely play. Has a great cricketer never played a stroke like this before and got fired because of it? This was in another era, 20-25 years ago.

“This is how we learn. You will have to talk to him and make this player understand, which teaches a lot. He is a huge asset to the team. We quickly forget, would we have won the series in Australia if this player hadn’t made runs, “he said.

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