Srinagar, July 20: Despite getting bright start to his International cricket career and being termed as perfect replacement for M S Dhoni in team India, Delhi wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant is nowadays out of favour selectors. However a former India cricketer and wicketkeeper thinks that Pant’s talent is getting wasted.
Pant after an average 2019 in which he struggled to find consistency, saw himself getting dropped from the playing XI in 2020, with KL Rahul taking responsibilities behind the stumps.
Now former India cricketer Kirti Azad believes that Pant is a talented batsman but he needs to keep his head cool.
“He is very impulsive. I think he can turn out to be a very good batsman than keeper. And, if he keeps his head cool, the question is that he wants to hit every ball, you are not playing T20 cricket when you are playing a 50-overs game or a Test match,” Azad told Sportskeeda in an interview.
Azad further said that he feels sorry to see that a talent like Pant is getting wasted.
“You have to learn to stay at the wicket. If you stay at the wicket, the runs are going to come to you, ” Azad said.
“Some good ball takes your wicket, I can understand, but if you hit a big shot and get out, which has happened most of the times as far as Rishabh Pant is concerned, I feel sorry because he is a great talent getting wasted,” he added.