Replacement of Dhoni is not easy, but management support Rishabh Pant: Vikram Rathore

"Rishabh Pant's last year has not been good, but the team management still supports him. We also think he is a special player. Once he starts scoring runs, he can do a lot in Indian cricket."


Since Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian team management has given young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant plenty of opportunity to emerge. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant played every ODI from July to December 2019, but he could not take advantage of it. Head coach Ravi Shastri has criticized his poor shots. Shastri said on Star Sports in 2019 that the way Rishabh Pant was out in Trinidad, he casts doubt on him. Even though Rishabh Pant has faced criticism, the team's batting coach Vikram Rathore says that the team management still supports him. With this, he said that it is not easy for anyone to replace Dhoni.

Despite all this, Pant retained his place in the playing eleven, but he failed to score runs. The result of Rishabh Pant not scoring was that the team management went ahead. He did not live in the playing eleven. But still it is said that he has the support of the team management.

Recently, in an interaction, Team India's batting coach Vikram Rathore said that it would not be easy for Pant to retain his place in the team if the team management did not support him. He said, "Rishabh Pant's last year has not been good, but the team management still supports him. We also think he is a special player. Once he starts scoring runs, he can do a lot in Indian cricket.

It is not easy to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni '

Rathore also said, "Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still there." We do not know what will happen next, but it is not easy to replace him. His stature in international cricket is difficult for anyone to achieve. Pant has failed many times and now there is pressure on him, but this is what makes you a strong player.

Opportunities given to KL Rahul in place of Rishabh Pant

In the third T20 against Sri Lanka, Rishabh Pant left a place for Sanju Samson. Pant then made his return in the first ODI against Australia, but due to injury, he had to be ruled out again. Rishabh Pant had to miss the second ODI due to injury, but he was available for the third. Despite this, the team management kept KL Rahul as the wicketkeeper.

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