IND vs SL: Indian captain Rohit Sharma has reserved the highest praise for young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant for his incredible ability to read the phase of the game from behind the stumps.
Rishabh Pant has time and again encouraged the bowlers by cheering them up. There were countless occasions when Pant’s comments were caught on the stump mic, most of them went viral as well.
Recently, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma went on to give a deeper understanding about the on-field chats with young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and the latter’s role in the leadership group.
Team India completed yet another clinical performance in the recently-concluded Test series against Sri Lanka. India won the first game by an innings and 222 runs and took the first lead in the series.
They went a step further to dominate the Lankans in the second game as well. India won the game by a huge margin of 238 runs and completed a 2-0 clean sweep over the visitors. ALSO READ: Fans Slam Hardik Pandya For Quirky Response To Journalist’s Question
One must note that Rishabh Pant played a substantial role with the bat, as well as, behind the stumps. He was not only sharp and decisive behind the wickets but was also pretty good in terms of DRS calls and tactical chats with Rohit Sharma.
IND vs SL: Rohit Sharma impressed with Rishabh Pant’s ability to read the game
When asked about Rishabh Pant’s contribution in the second Test against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma praised the young southpaw for his valuable contribution to the game.
Talking about the same, Rohit further added that no one reads the game better than Rishabh Pant. Moreover, the way Pant has been understanding the game from behind the wickets has impressed all of us. READ MORE: ICC Test Rankings: Team India Move To Top Of The Test Rankings After Inflicting 2-0 Whitewash On Sri Lanka
“See, Rishabh Pant keeps wickets so no one can judge the game better than Rishabh. Keeping in itself is a challenge and then, at the same time, understanding the game from behind the wickets.
“How much the spinners’ deliveries are spinning, from where it’s spinning, whether the ball is swinging, reverse swinging or not when pacers are bowling – all this I get to know only from Rishabh. So obviously we’ll talk about these things on the field,” Rohit added.
The Test came to a close in India’s favour. Moreover, Rohit Sharma and Co moved to the top of the ICC Test Rankings with 116 points. The cricketing action will shift to India’s franchise cricket league soon.
The IPL 2022 is less than 2 weeks away from getting underway. It will be played from March 26 to May 29. Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with the Kolkata Knight Riders in the tournament opener at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.