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2 hours ago, tweaker said:

It seems most people didn't like Pant taking over Dhoni 's place in team India.

 

Inspite of good performance in test, he was replaced by Saha and now his place in T20 also looked threatened.

 

Most of the commentators are openly criticising him , but they they don't talk about experienced senior player at the other end.

 

In the 2nd T20 he may be replaced by Sanju Samson 

attacking players like pant, pandya will always be talking point...not to forget sehwag case was same when he use to get that famous sehwag ki maa ka call aa gaya

 

Its their style when it comes off it looks million bucks when it doesnt it look foolish. Had social media been so strong during sehwag n yuvi days they wud have received same 

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10 minutes ago, Rasgulla said:

:laugh:Ohh yessss

 

Let's blame everything and anything for his failures 

 

21  Matches

20 Average 

120 SR 

 

His T20I career so far 

 

 

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Dhoni after his first 21 T20 matches had an average of 25 and SR of 109. This when he was the captain, batted at whatever position he wanted to, chose batting situations to walk in, had a secure place in the team and coach was not gunning for his life

 

And Dhoni fans have the gall to mock Pant's average T20 performance.

 

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13 minutes ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Dhoni after his first 21 T20 matches had an average of 25 and SR of 109. This when he was the captain, batted at whatever position he wanted to, chose batting situations to walk in, had a secure place in the team and coach was not gunning for his life

 

And Dhoni fans have the gall to mock Pant's average T20 performance.

 

:giggle: What does Dhoni has anything to do with this thread? 140s was winning scores back in those days in 2007. If I go by your logic lets compare Sachin's SR and Average to Babar Azam :laugh:

 

Chalo atleast you are accepting pant was average so far :cantstop: End of discussion. 

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As a backer of Pant I believe some of the criticism is justified, 21 T20s is enough of a sample size to judge a player. There are 2-3 other keepers (not MSD) who are viable options. 30+ more T20s before the big event, if he can't find the right tempo for this format soon, we will have to move on. He is very young and a regular fixture in IPL, so not the end of the road....besides better to be abused and known than ignored and unknown. 

 

He has been treated harshly in ODIs, especially that whole circus in the lead up to WC but not in other formats. Again tempo problem but at least we have sufficient time before the next major event, with MS out of the picture he will get an extended run for sure.

 

Reg media noise, SM antics, bakwas by ex-players yada yada that is an inescapable part of the game today...at least be happy he is still part of the squads rubbing shoulders with some greats, a priceless educational experience (in most cases it accelerates learning curve) that eludes the likes of Gill, Shaw, Gopal, Saini etc. 

 

Reg tests Saha was deserving of that spot on home pitches because our bowlers are more confident in his (primary) keeping abilities...his batting isn't an issue in SC. In NZ I expect Pant to make a comeback, next home season will be in 2021 by which time Saha (37 then, injury problems....) would have surely called it quits or fallen way down the pecking order. So this is like a farewell season for him and he deserves it tbh, legendary keeper who was also damn unlucky with the wrong diagnosis by NCA medical team. Also it is not like Pant has been sitting idle in the nets, based on various interviews and reports it looks like Saha is helping him out with his keeping against the toughest bowling attack to keep to. Like the Healy/Gilchrist transition I think this will help the southpaw in the long run now that maestro has taken him under his wing....an opportunity not many budding keepers will get. 

 

Pant will be a regular test player starting from next year, aged 22....he has already played more white ball cricket than most Indian players at that young age. Really there is no need to feel sorry for him, long career ahead and this experience will toughen him up. 

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6 hours ago, Rasgulla said:

:laugh:Ohh yessss

 

Let's blame everything and anything for his failures 

 

21  Matches

20 Average 

120 SR 

 

His T20I career so far 

 

 

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Dhawan averages 28 in his entire career. Dont see him targeted. Dhoni played most t20 matches in the world and adored only 2 50s. Didnt see him targeted 

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4 hours ago, Gollum said:

As a backer of Pant I believe some of the criticism is justified, 21 T20s is enough of a sample size to judge a player. There are 2-3 other keepers (not MSD) who are viable options. 30+ more T20s before the big event, if he can't find the right tempo for this format soon, we will have to move on. He is very young and a regular fixture in IPL, so not the end of the road....besides better to be abused and known than ignored and unknown. 

 

He has been treated harshly in ODIs, especially that whole circus in the lead up to WC but not in other formats. Again tempo problem but at least we have sufficient time before the next major event, with MS out of the picture he will get an extended run for sure.

 

Reg media noise, SM antics, bakwas by ex-players yada yada that is an inescapable part of the game today...at least be happy he is still part of the squads rubbing shoulders with some greats, a priceless educational experience (in most cases it accelerates learning curve) that eludes the likes of Gill, Shaw, Gopal, Saini etc. 

 

Reg tests Saha was deserving of that spot on home pitches because our bowlers are more confident in his (primary) keeping abilities...his batting isn't an issue in SC. In NZ I expect Pant to make a comeback, next home season will be in 2021 by which time Saha (37 then, injury problems....) would have surely called it quits or fallen way down the pecking order. So this is like a farewell season for him and he deserves it tbh, legendary keeper who was also damn unlucky with the wrong diagnosis by NCA medical team. Also it is not like Pant has been sitting idle in the nets, based on various interviews and reports it looks like Saha is helping him out with his keeping against the toughest bowling attack to keep to. Like the Healy/Gilchrist transition I think this will help the southpaw in the long run now that maestro has taken him under his wing....an opportunity not many budding keepers will get. 

 

Pant will be a regular test player starting from next year, aged 22....he has already played more white ball cricket than most Indian players at that young age. Really there is no need to feel sorry for him, long career ahead and this experience will toughen him up. 

Great post. I really don't see the reason to feel sorry for Pant. He has played enough Intl. cricket for his age and has a long career in front of him.

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The critics probably think he is unworthy to replace a legend like Dhoni or that he has to deliver right away to earn his place. It is now up to Pant to get a few big scores to earn himself some breathing space. There are still 2 matches left in this series, so hopefully he can make the most of it. 

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Pant has been treated very badly by this TM. Unfortunately there isn't any senior player in this TM who can stand up to Virat or Shastri. 

However good captain Rohit might be, he himself is yet to establish in Tests so the players of the stature of Fab 5   are being missed.  Rohit got far more opportunities for similar performances but he was always branded as this talented Rohit Sharma and we mocked at him for years before he blossomed to what he is now. Pant I'm afraid might become our own version of Umar Akmal or Vinod Kambli in LOIs at least.. 

 

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54 minutes ago, nevada said:

The critics probably think he is unworthy to replace a legend like Dhoni or that he has to deliver right away to earn his place. It is now up to Pant to get a few big scores to earn himself some breathing space. There are still 2 matches left in this series, so hopefully he can make the most of it. 

Stepped in as a replacement on the Eng tour, and since then put in best Test numbers by an Indian keeper in first 10 tests of his career. Yet out of the Test side, when he could have learned so much playing on home pitches. And to make it worse, the TM kept him away from domestic cricket warming the benches. If he isn't a good enough keeper, why is he there as a potential concussion sub.

 

Best thing for Pant's career right now will be to be dropped from the team so that he can focus on domestic cricket away from the toxic team environment and media spotlight.

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9 hours ago, New guy said:

Dhawan averages 28 in his entire career. Dont see him targeted. Dhoni played most t20 matches in the world and adored only 2 50s. Didnt see him targeted 

 

dhoni won the T20 WC ..  he is not just a player , more like captain + player + motivator +  selector + coach + etc etc 

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Part of the blame is from the selectors and commentators who have criticized him constantly. Also Rat is also to blame for striking fear in him and other new comers. Gavaskar was unnecessarily scathing towards him in the runout of Dhawan. But its not the first time Sunnyji criticized any youngster. Sunny criticized his favorite disciple Sachin for this 4th innings counter attack against WI in 93/94. India were leading the series 1-0 and WI needed to win the final test to draw the series. India were left to chase 350+ and Sachin went for it and lost his wicket. Sunny criticized Sachin who was about the same age as Pant back then maybe even younger. WI had a record of longest consecutive non-losing series. That would have ended if India won the series. It was a tough ask even for Sachin who even if he had played defensively, India could not have hung on to a draw. Sunny can be a cranky old man sometimes. Pant is not a finished good even now. He needs to be persisted with some LOI series before criticizing him. Pant also needs to calm down and not get over excited.

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7 hours ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Stepped in as a replacement on the Eng tour, and since then put in best Test numbers by an Indian keeper in first 10 tests of his career. Yet out of the Test side, when he could have learned so much playing on home pitches. And to make it worse, the TM kept him away from domestic cricket warming the benches. If he isn't a good enough keeper, why is he there as a potential concussion sub.

 

Best thing for Pant's career right now will be to be dropped from the team so that he can focus on domestic cricket away from the toxic team environment and media spotlight.

Good point about the backup keeper spot. Someone like Akshay Wadkar would probably be next in line based on keeping alone, but it took an all-time great wicketkeeper like Saha to keep out Pant, so I am not holding my breath.

 

But now it seems like after Saha retires, we will not have a decent keeper for a long time - Pant has basically skewed the discussion towards batting skills again, after Saha repaired the damage done by Dhoni. In the end, Pant top-, inside- and outside-edging his way to a century in a lost cause in England, before slogging his way Tino-Best-style to another one on a highway in Australia has done more harm than good.

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28 minutes ago, abc said:

Good point about the backup keeper spot. Someone like Akshay Wadkar would probably be next in line based on keeping alone, but it took an all-time great wicketkeeper like Saha to keep out Pant, so I am not holding my breath.

 

But now it seems like after Saha retires, we will not have a decent keeper for a long time - Pant has basically skewed the discussion towards batting skills again, after Saha repaired the damage done by Dhoni. In the end, Pant top-, inside- and outside-edging his way to a century in a lost cause in England, before slogging his way Tino-Best-style to another one on a highway in Australia has done more harm than good.

So why haven't other wicketkeepers including MS failed to do it if it was that simple?

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30 minutes ago, abc said:

Good point about the backup keeper spot. Someone like Akshay Wadkar would probably be next in line based on keeping alone, but it took an all-time great wicketkeeper like Saha to keep out Pant, so I am not holding my breath.

 

But now it seems like after Saha retires, we will not have a decent keeper for a long time - Pant has basically skewed the discussion towards batting skills again, after Saha repaired the damage done by Dhoni. In the end, Pant top-, inside- and outside-edging his way to a century in a lost cause in England, before slogging his way Tino-Best-style to another one on a highway in Australia has done more harm than good.

Really? We must have watched different innings then.

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Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday called for an end to the constant criticism of Rishabh Pant, saying the young stumper-batsman desperately needs guidance from captain Virat Kohli or anyone who can understand his psyche.

Yuvraj said Pant doesn't deserve the criticism coming his way and needs the support of Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri to overcome the slump. Pant has been drawing flak for failing to grab his chances and getting out to rash shots despite being given a long rope by the Indian team management.

"I really don't know what is happening with him (Rishabh). He is facing a lot of criticism which is not needed. Somebody needs to get the best out of him," Yuvraj said.
 

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Australian wicketkeeping great Adam Gilchrist had just one advice for the embattled Rishabh Pant — don’t try to be the next Mahendra Singh Dhoni just as he didn’t try to be Ian Healy 2.0.

Pant has been struggling to hold on to his place in the Indian team despite a resounding start to his career with Test hundreds on debut in England and Australia. In Sunday’s T20I match against Bangladesh, Pant also coped criticism for bad DRS calls, something that Dhoni had mastered.

Glichrist reiterated that the 22-year-old Pant should only focus on being his own best version instead of trying to ape the iconic former captain, who is currently on a sabbatical.

 

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On 11/5/2019 at 1:00 AM, New guy said:

Dhawan averages 28 in his entire career. Dont see him targeted. Dhoni played most t20 matches in the world and adored only 2 50s. Didnt see him targeted 

Those 50s and 100s milestones are only for your Mr. Tuk tuk master :cantstop: costing India games..

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13 hours ago, tweaker said:

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Australian wicketkeeping great Adam Gilchrist had just one advice for the embattled Rishabh Pant — don’t try to be the next Mahendra Singh Dhoni just as he didn’t try to be Ian Healy 2.0.

Pant has been struggling to hold on to his place in the Indian team despite a resounding start to his career with Test hundreds on debut in England and Australia. In Sunday’s T20I match against Bangladesh, Pant also coped criticism for bad DRS calls, something that Dhoni had mastered.

Glichrist reiterated that the 22-year-old Pant should only focus on being his own best version instead of trying to ape the iconic former captain, who is currently on a sabbatical.

 

Sabbatical from what? It's not like the selectors are eager to pick him. If he had retired after the WC, Pant wouldn't have to go through so much criticism.

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On 11/6/2019 at 5:47 AM, The Dark Horse said:

Since it's a Wicketkeeper thread, there is another keeper who has played 32 T20Is, having an average of 33 at a strike rate of 143. And he's not playing. Just saying. :giggle:

oh that ttf should just play domestics,did u learn nothing from 2019 world cup.This guy cant put bat on ball against real bowlers away from luxury of ipl pitches.

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I like Pant and TBH who wouldn't like an aggressive young dashing wicket keeper bat. That is the pipe dream for most teams. But pipe dreams are not always a reality. I think some of the criticism towards Pant are justified. It has got nothing to do with Dhoni as selectors have clearly said they are looking ahead and MS is no longer a part of their plan. However, just bcoz MS is no longer a part of the plan doesn't mean Pant can take his place for granted and gets relaxed.

 

He don't look assured at all with the gloves and needs to improve a lot behind the stumps. This was the main reason why a 33 yo Saha was brought back bcoz spinners felt much more assured with Saha as a keeper. Also, his game sense needs to improve. That DRS call in the last game was a howler. Even Rohit couldn't stop laughing. Another thing Pant need to improve is his fitness. He was looking really fat in the last match and was panting/coughing constantly after taking singles. And he is only 21 FFS :redface:

 

Now as far his batting is concerned, its not as if he is setting the world on fire with bat either. Yes he got a dead rubber century at the Oval and another brilliant one in Australia but rest are all failures. Also, its not only the amount of runs he scores but the way he gets out makes people critical towards him. Sometimes you need to play a decisive role in matches that matters most to live in people's memory forever. People still talk about Dhoni's WC final knock even though he had an average overall tournament. This year's Semi final was the perfect opportunity for Pant to shine and he was going well until  a brainfart and played that ugly shot to get out. That shot was the reason team mgmt lost faith in him. Imagine Pant taking India to victory in that game or even scoring 50+ in a losing cause (like Jadeja), people would be still praising him.

 

Also, lol @ people who are drawing parallel with MSD's early days. Someone who has followed Dhoni's career from the beginning, he looked much more assured both with bat & gloves from day 1. Sometimes it is not only about the amount of runs you score but how much assurance you give as a player to your captain. Since the time MS joined the team, management never even have to have a 2nd thought about back up keeper. With Pant, Kohli & mgmt is simply not getting that assurance.

 

For Pant to be permanent in the team...he needs to focus on these priorities:

 

1st Priority - Fitness. No excuse there.

2nd Priority - Glove work. As a keeper that is his main job.

3rd Priority - Sensible batting.

 

If he improves  on 1st and 2nd priority, he will be regular in the team even if 3rd one takes more time.

 

 

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On 11/7/2019 at 9:07 AM, Frustrated said:

Pant is just ****.   2 international hundreds overseas . LOL.   Shahid Afridi also has multiple centuries.   Your point being?

Afridi has 1 test century in WI and none in SENA. And he has 0 ODI centuries in SENA. and all this over a nearly 20-yr career as an international cricketer.

 

Pant has 2 test centuries in SENA and 0 in ODIs in about 2 yrs.

 

 

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On 11/4/2019 at 4:18 PM, Gollum said:

As a backer of Pant I believe some of the criticism is justified, 21 T20s is enough of a sample size to judge a player. There are 2-3 other keepers (not MSD) who are viable options. 30+ more T20s before the big event, if he can't find the right tempo for this format soon, we will have to move on. He is very young and a regular fixture in IPL, so not the end of the road....besides better to be abused and known than ignored and unknown. 

 

He has been treated harshly in ODIs, especially that whole circus in the lead up to WC but not in other formats. Again tempo problem but at least we have sufficient time before the next major event, with MS out of the picture he will get an extended run for sure.

 

Reg media noise, SM antics, bakwas by ex-players yada yada that is an inescapable part of the game today...at least be happy he is still part of the squads rubbing shoulders with some greats, a priceless educational experience (in most cases it accelerates learning curve) that eludes the likes of Gill, Shaw, Gopal, Saini etc. 

 

Reg tests Saha was deserving of that spot on home pitches because our bowlers are more confident in his (primary) keeping abilities...his batting isn't an issue in SC. In NZ I expect Pant to make a comeback, next home season will be in 2021 by which time Saha (37 then, injury problems....) would have surely called it quits or fallen way down the pecking order. So this is like a farewell season for him and he deserves it tbh, legendary keeper who was also damn unlucky with the wrong diagnosis by NCA medical team. Also it is not like Pant has been sitting idle in the nets, based on various interviews and reports it looks like Saha is helping him out with his keeping against the toughest bowling attack to keep to. Like the Healy/Gilchrist transition I think this will help the southpaw in the long run now that maestro has taken him under his wing....an opportunity not many budding keepers will get. 

 

Pant will be a regular test player starting from next year, aged 22....he has already played more white ball cricket than most Indian players at that young age. Really there is no need to feel sorry for him, long career ahead and this experience will toughen him up. 

indeed, there is too much frenzy. There is no clear alternative to him in tests for the future, so we can be sure that he will play them soon enough. as for T20s and ODIs, there are others breathing down his neck - but this is a good thing because no cricketer ought to take their place for granted; at the same time, it is quite ridiculous to see a lot of commentators, media and even some TM folks dumping on him excessively.

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3 minutes ago, vvvslaxman said:

Harsh to drop him from Tests. Don't mind him being dropped from T20. KL Rahul can keep and you can draft Gill in.

harsh to drop him from any format.....once u get a talent like n if he cannot be backed well then no one wud be. 

Cricketers take a lot of time to evolve - dnt forget yuvi, rohit, zak took 5-7 yrs 

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7 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

harsh to drop him from any format.....once u get a talent like n if he cannot be backed well then no one wud be. 

Cricketers take a lot of time to evolve - dnt forget yuvi, rohit, zak took 5-7 yrs 

DK showed more potential than Rohit sharma at the start.  If we are talking about limited overs Pant is not even 30% of what Yuvraj was.  At 18 he was toying with Australian bowling.

 

Pant batting style cannot be equated with Rohit sharma's or Yuvraj's. He has some limitations despite having the ability to muscle the ball over even while mistiming. He is relying too much on power than timing like Rohit or Yuvraj. There is a reason why he loses shape more often than not while playing shots and losing balance.  He also has issues with placing the ball. 

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14 minutes ago, vvvslaxman said:

DK showed more potential than Rohit sharma at the start.  If we are talking about limited overs Pant is not even 30% of what Yuvraj was.  At 18 he was toying with Australian bowling.

N what happened after that he was brutually exposed against spinners.....he failed for god knows how long

ur saying Pant hasnt showed his talent by smashing two 100s that to overseas 

 

Yuvi was just good in those 1-2 intial games after that he was struggling left right centre.....around 60-70 games he didnt even cross 30 avg 

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Pant batting style cannot be equated with Rohit sharma's or Yuvraj's.

Nope his talent is .....their batting styles are not that similar

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He has some limitations despite having the ability to muscle the ball over even while mistiming.

 he is a much evolved batsman then how yuvraj was.....yuvraj was as bad against spin at start as rayudu was against pace. 

Pant has no such big weakness 

Rohit struggle against movement is knwn to everyone, pant looked most comfortable in semi final, he already has 2 100s overseas in test a feat rohit is yet to achieve 

 

So Pant in his career at this point is better then those 2 were 

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He is relying too much on power than timing like Rohit or Yuvraj. There is a reason why he loses shape more often than not while playing shots and losing balance.  He also has issues with placing the ball. 

Loosing shape is also due to innovative shots.....rohit n yuvi didnt have to play t20 while growing up much. Even those 2 have gotten in very awkward positions at there time. Rohit must have played his 1st t20 when he was 18-19......and t20 was very new. But when pant wud have been 10-12 t20 was far evolved so these kids wud have seen n tried alot. Even ishan kishen has similar issues

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I am strictly talking about limited overs. In Tests i have no issues. I won't stick out my neck and say there is absolutely nobody better than among the younger lot than Pant in limited overs. That is highly debatable. Gill, Manjot Kalra, Shaw, Easwaran are all better than him. If KL Rahul is able to keep Pant as a pure batsman is below these guys.

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1 minute ago, vvvslaxman said:

I am strictly talking about limited overs. In Tests i have no issues. I won't stick out my neck and say there is absolutely nobody better than among the younger lot than Pant in limited overs. That is highly debatable. Gill, Manjot Kalra, Shaw, Easwaran are all better than him. If KL Rahul is able to keep Pant as a pure batsman is below these guys.

In LOI we also have to understand the pressure he came in replacing dhoni .....Public go crazy after every failure which puts him in 2 mind and LOI has time pressure which test doesnt. TM also expects him to be like dhoni which is wrong on him....in test he has no such pressure. At the end it pressure that makes all the diff

 

manjot kalra who is not even a regular in delhi side or ipl side is better then pant ???

easwaran....seriosusly ?

Shaw n gill n other are not even keeper so why competition

Everyone who is not playing looks good until they play and the other who gets dropped starts to look better 

 

KL shud concentrate on his batting, keeping is a specialist job . 

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3 hours ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

In LOI we also have to understand the pressure he came in replacing dhoni .....Public go crazy after every failure which puts him in 2 mind and LOI has time pressure which test doesnt. TM also expects him to be like dhoni which is wrong on him....in test he has no such pressure. At the end it pressure that makes all the diff

 

manjot kalra who is not even a regular in delhi side or ipl side is better then pant ???

easwaran....seriosusly ?

Shaw n gill n other are not even keeper so why competition

Everyone who is not playing looks good until they play and the other who gets dropped starts to look better 

 

KL shud concentrate on his batting, keeping is a specialist job . 

Didn't he play as a specialist batsman in the world cup ahead of many genuine batsmen?I  So obviously he is in the side not purely for his keeping but for his batting ability. So expectation level is going to be higher. Manner of his dismissals will be scrutinized regardless of his age or who he replaces.

 Pretty much the same sentiments were echoed when KL Rahul was failing. Nobody wants him to fail. But when he fails he cannot escape scrutiny. As a player he has to overcome.  He is not a novice in T20. He has played close to 100 T20 games. 20 plus in international. Applicable for all youngsters. There will be questions raised because of competition. Everybody went through that phase. Rohit, Robin Uthappa, Abhinav Mukund. It is nothing new.

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10 hours ago, Vijy said:

Afridi has 1 test century in WI and none in SENA. And he has 0 ODI centuries in SENA. and all this over a nearly 20-yr career as an international cricketer.

 

Pant has 2 test centuries in SENA and 0 in ODIs in about 2 yrs.

 

 

 

Not sure if Pant would ever make a test century in WI.  He looked like headless chicken against the half decent Windies pace bowlers.

Ishant Sharma looked more assured with the bat than Pant in the entire Windies test tour.

 

Also, Pant's overall batting approach (across all formats) resembles brainless 'Afridi', if not any worse. 

 

Those 2 Test centures (of Pant) in SENA were built on a strong platform made by Kohli and Pujara.  He was under no pressure to build an inning.

Pant's Strike Rate of just 119 after having played 22  t20 matches is not acceptable. Its worse than Dhawan (who is an opener)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BCCI chief and former skipper Sourav Ganguly came in support of Pant and told PTI, "He's a superb player. Give Rishabh Pant time, he will be fine. He will mature slowly, you have to give him time. India played really well last night."

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35 minutes ago, tweaker said:

https://www.timesnownews.com/sports/cricket/article/bcci-chief-sourav-ganguly-opens-up-on-rishabh-pants-failures-during-india-bangladesh-t20is/513184

 

BCCI chief and former skipper Sourav Ganguly came in support of Pant and told PTI, "He's a superb player. Give Rishabh Pant time, he will be fine. He will mature slowly, you have to give him time. India played really well last night."

Ganguly should be well aware of the potential this guy posses he must be drawing similarity with Sehwag and how he handled Sehwag and sacrificed his opening slot for a demolition man like Sehwag,i hope he has eye for this talent too,its not like this guy has not sweated it out in domestics,need patience for players like Pant,the lineup is already so pragmatic and methodical

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