An Ex-India Cricketer Slams Rishabh Pant’s Captaincy. Rishabh Pant’s captaincy is one of the major talking points as India prepares to face South Africa in the third T20I. A must-win game for the hosts.
Rishabh Pant, India’s T20I captain against South Africa, has yet to win an international match as captain. Pant, who named India captain on the eve of the series. After KL Rahul ruled out due to injury, and the Indian cricket team have now lost two consecutive games. Pant’s captaincy will be scrutinized as India takes on the Proteas in the third T20I. Which is a must-win for the hosts. Wasim Jaffer, a former India cricketer, made an interesting observation about Pant’s captaincy.
“When Match Becomes Tight, He Panics” Wasim Jaffer on Rishabh Pant’s Captaincy
“Yes, we’ve seen that before, even in the IPL.” I believe that the more he leads, the better he will become down the road. But, at this point, I believe that when the match becomes tight, he panics a little. ” Jaffer told ESPNCricinfo in an interview.
“The series is, to some extent, out of India’s hands. ” Because if you are trailing 2-0 in a five-match series and make even minor mistakes in the next two games. I believe India have to play brilliant cricket from now on. Regardless of the toss, an above-par score should be achieve.”
Pant made no apologies for the two leading spinners
Meanwhile, following the loss in the second T20I, Pant made no apologies for the two leading spinners, Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal.
While Axar only given one over and gave up 19 runs, Chahal was equally as bad, being smash for 49 runs in four overs. Axar has given up 59 runs in five overs in the two games, while Chahal has gone for 75 in six overs.
“The spinners have to come (perform) better into the game,” Pant said at the post-match presentation ceremony, without going into much detail.
Despite the fact that the track is two-pace, he admit that a total of 148 for 6 was probably 15 runs short.
“I think we were 10-15 runs short (while batting),” he said.
“Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his 4/13) and all other fast bowlers bowled exceptionally well.” We fell short in the second half, and things did not go as planned.
“The bowlers start really well, but we didn’t bowl well after 10-11 overs, and that’s when the game changed.” We had planned to do something similar (as the South African bowlers). We’ll try to win the next three games.”