Former Pakistani cricketer says Rishabh Pant “lacked captaincy” in the first T20I against South Africa. Rishabh Pant’s captaincy called into question after India failed to defend 211 against South Africa in the first T20I.
Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria criticized Rishabh Pant’s captaincy. After India lost to South Africa in the first T20I in New Delhi. India posted a massive total of 211/4, but stunning knocks from Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller helped the visitors win with five deliveries to spare. Kaneria slammed Pant’s strategy, saying he “rotated the bowlers poorly.” As examples, he cited the use of Yuzvendra Chahal in the Powerplay and giving Hardik Pandya just one over.
“Pant lacked captaincy while defending 211. Rotated the bowlers poorly, bringing Chahal into the power play when Axar was a better option, and rotating fast bowler overs while giving Hardik just one over “He posted on the Koo social media app.
Rishabh Pant “lacked captaincy” in the first T20I against South Africa.
Pant has been named India’s captain for the series after KL Rahul was ruled out with an injury on the eve of the first match.
Kaneria also praised David Miller for building on his performance in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.
“Miller’s form continues as he was amazing in IPL for Gujarat Titans in lifting the First Trophy,” he wrote.
The left-hander hit 64 runs off 31 deliveries, including four boundaries and five sixes.
Van der Dussen, who hit 75 off 46 deliveries, provided ample support.
The two teams will now meet in the second T20I on Sunday in Cuttack.