“Try Something More Outrageous.” Ravi Shastri says of his conversation with Rishabh Pant. Ravi Shastri recalled an old conversation in which he suggested Rishabh Pant try “something more outrageous. ” When he was getting out in a similar fashion on multiple occasions.
Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri recalled an old conversation with Rishabh Pant. Also how he suggest the reverse-sweep to the swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batter during his blitzkrieg innings on Day 1 of the rescheduled fifth Test against England. Pant smashed 146 off 111 deliveries at Edgbaston on Friday, displaying a variety of attacking strokeplay. Shastri, who is commentating on the Test, said he suggest Pant try “something more outrageous. ” When he get out in a similar manner on multiple occasions.
Shastri discuss the conversation, which occurr when he was still coaching India and Pant was a member of the team.
“The last thing I wanted to do was tell him not to take that shot. I told him to think about it because you’re getting out in this manner and I’m getting bored. Try something more daring, such as the reverse sweep or something similar “On-air, Shastri stated.
“He look at me with that twinkle in his eye, ‘you have given me a way out here.’ He waited, and the next time he took the test, he got a perfect score. He reverse swept Nathan Lyon a couple of times, but he didn’t reverse sweep Anderson until Chennai. Then he did it to Jofra Archer in one of the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) “According to Shastri.
Pant hit a match-winning 89 not out to help India record a historic victory at the Gabba when they tour Australia in 2020-21.
He then went on to reverse-scoop James Anderson when he hit a century against England in Ahmedabad.
Archer’s reverse scoop came in the T20I series that followed the four Tests.
Pant tried to reverse-scoop Anderson during his knock in Birmingham, but he mistimed his effort and did not get a boundary.
Shastri went on to praise Pant, saying that one should not try to control a player’s natural instincts with his “match-winning ability.”
“But what you tell him is that when someone has that match-winning ability, that natural instinct, you don’t want to limit it. You want him to have that confidence when he goes out there, to be a little more aware of his ability and talent. He has a lot of time on his hands when defending “According to Shastri.
Pant’s century, combined with Ravindra Jadeja’s unbeaten 83, helped India reach 338/7 on Day 1 at Stumps.