The decision not to include Rishabh Pant in India’s playing eleven for either of their T20 World Cup matches has been the subject of much discussion. Dinesh Karthik replaced Pant as India’s wicketkeeper batter for their matches against Pakistan and South Africa, while Pant was left on the bench for both of those matches.
However, in light of Karthik’s shaky performance behind the stumps against the Netherlands, former India captain Kapil Dev thinks that Pant should be given a chance to play.
Karthik has been on a roll ever since the IPL 2022 for RCB, and from the time he made his India comeback, the 37-year-old veteran wicketkeeper has played certainly memorable knocks for India, on the way to becoming the team’s designated ‘finisher’ in the position.
Karthik, on the other hand, buckled under the increasing strain in the Pakistan game and made a number of blunders when keeping against the Netherlands. This is why Kapil wants DK replaced by Pant, while also pointing out how India might benefit from having a left-hander in the middle order.
“I want to say that since we have Rishabh Pant, now is the time India needs him. It felt as if Dinesh Karthik would get the job done, but factoring in the wicketkeeping as well, I feel that if India have that left-hander option in the team, this team would look complete,” Kapil said on ABP News.
In the thirty-first match of the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2022, which will take place in Perth, India and South Africa will go head-to-head against each other.
When India can give 60 trail matches to pant why not back a player who scored in 2 100s in SENA in T20IAdvertisement
— DhoniFanRoshan🦁 (@ItsRoshan1234) October 30, 2022
Bavuma of Indian team
— ³ ✨ (@Legspiner3) October 30, 2022Advertisement
What’s the point of a left hander like Lunt if he tries his reverse sweeps and gets out?Advertisement
— aarnav13 (@aarnav_13) October 30, 2022
Big L to his every statement.
— Player of the Decade 👑 (@vk18_GOAT) October 30, 2022Advertisement
kl rahul ki jagah khila lo pant ko opening me, aaj ka match perfect hai try krne ke liyeAdvertisement
— Manish🇮🇳 (@manibhaii16) October 30, 2022
Drop virat kohli for pant so that the team looks complete:
— TREVOR PHILIPS (@Sure_pad23) October 30, 2022Advertisement
The point is Rishabh is also out of form in t20i .I India want to replace Kl than they must find form batsman Like Ishan but Ishan is not in world cup https://t.co/KqcNxlGp33 Kl rahul is perfect.I. Think Kl rahul will play good inning todayAdvertisement
— sunny raj aryan (@sunnyrajaryan2) October 30, 2022
I respect Kapil Dev as a player and captain, but when he give opinions on cricket now I just ignore.
He wanted Kohli to be out of the team.
Now he wants Rishabh Pant to be in the team who was in not so good form.
— Rishabh (@cricmonster264) October 30, 2022Advertisement
He was there in the last worldcup but we failed to qualify 🙂Advertisement
— Nareshnk (@nareshnk195) October 30, 2022
At this point,would prefer him over kl in opening spot,but definitely not in the middle order
— althamash (@thegoat_stan) October 30, 2022Advertisement
After playing 15 trial matches finally Najmul Hossain Shanto came out with a 70+ score in an innings in T20I. Whereas generational talent #RishabhPant is yet to do it even after 62 trial matches.Advertisement
And people want him to replace #KLRahul.
— Khalid Mahmood Akif (@KM_Akif) October 30, 2022Advertisement