Rishabh Pant not perturbed by BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad’s remark on young keepers
Indore: Younger Rishabh Pant is unperturbed by chief selector MSK Prasad’s less-than-flattering views on the subsequent line of wicketkeepers to fill the large boots of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying his solely job is to attain runs.
Although not in the perfect of kind within the ongoing Ranji Trophy season, Delhi’s 20-year-old Pant is taken into account a shiny prospect and has proven his capabilities within the not-too-distant previous.
“I shouldn’t fear about all this. I do not take into consideration all this in any respect. My job is to carry out, rating as many runs as attainable,” Pant stated on the finish of opening day’s play in opposition to Vidarbha within the Ranji Trophy finals.
However it’s exactly the runs that Pant has not been in a position to rating, captaining Delhi this season.
Prasad not too long ago made it clear that Dhoni, a two-time World Cup-winning captain, stays India’s finest wicketkeeper in restricted overs cricket.
“There isn’t a comparability and I do not see any wicketkeeper, who may even come near him (Dhoni) in world cricket, depart alone Indian Cricket,” Prasad had stated, roughly sealing the destiny of all younger keepers resembling Pant and Sanju Samson until the 2019 World Cup.
Pant, nevertheless, selected to maneuver away from the subject and spoke about his expertise of main a Delhi crew, that features seasoned campaigners resembling Gautam Gambhir.
Pant was dismissed for 21 as we speak however centurion Dhruv Shorey thought there was nothing incorrect along with his gifted team-mate’s sport for the time being.
Shorey, who stood out with an unbeaten 123, praised the pure capacity of batsmen resembling Pant and Himmat Singh, who contributed a fluent 66.
“We have to again our video games. Rishabh and Himmat are pure stroke-makers, particularly Rishabh. You may’t change your sport instantly. Everybody has seen him play, I needn’t say something. Rishabh is a superb stroke-maker,” Shorey stated after the top of day’s play.
Shorey, who obtained out a number of occasions after making 70s and 80s, was delighted that the century-plus knock has come on the greatest stage.
Shorey discovered himself within the center within the first over of the match, after debutant seamer Aditya Thakare despatched again Kunal Chandela with an outswinger, however he confirmed steely resolve to outlive the preliminary testing spells earlier than opening up.
Requested what he felt in regards to the knock and the day’s proceedings, Shorey stated, “It’s all about staying in there, it’s all about taking your time, and on these wickets it is vitally essential that you simply take your time as a result of in the event you do not and go to your pictures then most likely you’ll get out.
“So, I took my time initially, I gave respect to the bowlers, and after that it was my session. The state of affairs shouldn’t be too unhealthy. However we might have completed higher, we misplaced two further wickets. However nonetheless we are able to revive and we do have an extended tail.”