Dean Jones Calls Rishabh Pant A 'one-trick Pony', Gives Him Some Tips
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones called Rishabh Pant a óne-trick pony' at the moment and said that the young wicketkeeper-batsman needs to focus on specific training in certain areas in order to improve his game. Rishabh Pant, who was named as the side's limited-overs first-choice wicketkeeper, has been facing flak for constantly throwing away opportunities with loose shots and faulty technique. Rishabh Pant faces huge pressure as he fills in the shoes of former skipper and Captain Cool MS Dhoni and has faced flak for being able to find good form in the recent days.
Dean Jones offers some tips for Rishabh Pant's batting
Speaking to a newspaper, Dean Jones said that Rishabh Pant was still very young and was in the process of learning the game. Sharing some tips for Rishabh Pant to improve his batting, Dean Jones suggested the young lad work on his strokeplay on the off-side in order to excel in international cricket. Dean Jones was also of the opinion that Rishabh Pant should take inspiration from South Africa's Quinton de Kock, who had changed his approach to the game in the series against India to tackle the bowlers.
Rohit Sharma on Rishabh Pant
During the press conference, Sharma said that Rishabh Pant has embraced the T20 format and that this format gave garnered him more attention. "This is the format Pant started with and it also got him the spectator's attention," said Rohit Sharma. In addition, Sharma also said that Pant's record has been well and that he can take the game forward. However, he also said that Pant needs more backing during the game. "We have to stick with him for a while and see how he performs and what he does. He can take the game forward if he has his day. We just need to back him more," added Sharma. Moreover, Sharma said that it would be too soon to judge Rishabh Pant as the wicket-keeper has not made many appearances. Sharma said that there is enough time before a judgment can be ruled out over his performance. "He has hardly played 10 to 15 T20s, so it would be too soon to judge Rishabh Pant whether he is good or not. There's enough time before we pass over judgement on Rishabh Pant," the Captain said.