Pant’s recent form has upset a former India selector. Rishabh Pant has only scored 32 runs in his past three innings of limited-overs cricket.
Former India opener Kris Srikkanth voiced worry about wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant’s failure to capitalize on limited-overs opportunities and thought a break may improve his cause. Pant has struggled in the Twenty20 International format. In 66 games for India, he averages 22.43 and has a strike rate of 126.37. In his last 10 innings, he has just once reached the 40-run milestone.
Pant’s ODI form has been good in the past 10 games, with three half-centuries and one century, but the left-hander came under scrutiny again after scoring just 15 runs in the opening ODI against New Zealand. With Sanju Samson having recently had a stellar run in the format, the burden is on Pant to deliver.
Pant has not been treated well by Indian management: Kris Srikkanth
Srikkanth urged to the management that Rishabh Pant be given a break and that it is preferable to give him a break now rather than remove him from the team. He also expressed his unhappiness at Pant squandering his opportunities and reminded the audience of the upcoming 50-overs World Cup in a year.]
Pant, according to the former Indian selector, has to quit throwing his wicket away and alter his style of play.
“Perhaps you can give him (Pant) a break and tell him, ‘just wait a little time, come and play in India,’ since they haven’t managed him well.” Are you going to wait a couple of games before giving him a break, or will you take him out after one or two?” Srikkanth made the announcement on his YouTube channel Cheeky Cheeka.
“Yes, Rishabh Pant is not making the most of his opportunities. I’m extremely disappointed – ennada Pant-u (what is this Pant?)?”
“You’re squandering these opportunities.” Isn’t it fantastic if you crash into such matches? The World Cup is almost approaching. Already, many people are claiming that Pant isn’t scoring, which will add fuel to the fire. He’s going to put himself under a lot of strain. He must recreate himself. He must do something correct – stand and play for a bit before going for it… “He’s always throwing his wicket away,” he continued.