“What He Needs To Do Is Introspect” Sunil Gavaskar on Rishabh Pant. After KL Rahul was ruled out with an injury. Rishabh Pant named India’s captain for the five-match T20I series against South Africa.
Rishabh Pant’s debut as India captain has been difficult, as South Africa has won the first two T20 Internationals in the ongoing five-match series. KL Rahul was set to lead India in the series with Rohit Sharma rested, but a groin injury forced the opener to withdraw. Pant was named skipper in his place. However, the 23-year-old has been chastised for some of his decisions, and some poor batting performances haven’t helped his cause.
Even in the third T20I, Pant struggled with the bat, but India still won by 48 runs to keep the series alive.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar stated that captaincy can sometimes have a negative impact on one’s own performance because a player is more concerned with the performance of his teammates than his own.
Sunil Gavaskar on Rishabh Pant
People expect that he will come along and start hitting the ball for the boundaries and sixes. That is something which because of what he has performed over the last three to four years, people have come to expect. Therefore there is the disappointment.Sunil Gavaskar said on Star Sports
“But first, he must reflect. When you’re captain, it’s easy to lose sight of your own game. You are thinking about the other team’s game. So you forget that there is a technical problem with your own batting. Or the batting approach issue. That is where he will have to sit “Gavaskar stated.
Pant would have been relieved to win the third T20I on Tuesday, according to the legendary batter.
“He now only has two days. First and foremost, he will be relieved that India has won. That little bit of pressure has been removed. You still need to win the next two matches, but the fact that India has won will allow him to focus on his own batting “Gavaskar explained.
The fourth T20I between India and South Africa will take place on Friday.