I Am Scared of Virat Kohli's Anger - Rishabh Pant

I Am Scared of Virat Kohli’s Anger – Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, India National Cricket Team
Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli. ESPN

India’s rookie wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has stated that he is sometimes afraid of Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Pant said he is not scared of anyone but Kohli’s anger can be scary. In fact, Virat Kohli’s anger is well known. Kohli is generally animated and it can be difficult for the youngsters.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is known to give 120% on the field and he expects the same from his players. Subsequently, he feels if there is a lack of effort by any player in the field, Kohli can be harsh with him.

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Rishabh Pant. Credit: Getty Images

Pant will like to impress in the IPL.

On the other hand, Rishabh Pant has made an impressive entry into his young career. Pant had scored 350 runs on the tour of Australia and he was the second highest run-getter of the series. Meanwhile, Pant is yet to impress in the white ball version of the game.

“I am not scared of anyone but Virat bhaiya ke gusse se dar lagta hai (I’m scared of Virat Kohli’s anger),” Pant said in a video posted by Delhi Capitals.

In fact, Pant supported Kohli as he claims that the captain only gets angry when someone doesn’t perform their respective role.

Rishabh Pant, Team India, Virat Kohli
Photo Credit: AFP.

“But if you are doing everything correctly, then why he (Kohli) should get angry. But if you make a mistake and someone gets angry with you..it’s good because you only learn from your mistakes,” he added.

Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant will like to hit the ground running in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. The combative southpaw all-rounder was the second highest run-getter of the previous tournament as he had amassed 684 runs. Thus, he would like to repeat the same performance in the coming season.

On the other hand, Rishabh Pant had to face the backlash of the fans when he had dropped the stumping chance of Ashton Turner. In fact, Pant was also booed by the Mohali crowd. Consequently, Pant was compared with legendary MS Dhoni, which was not fair.

Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals will begin their IPL campaign against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium on 24th March.

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