IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant Has the X Factor and Can Win Games Singlehandedly on His Day Says DC Scouting Head Pravin Amre
Delhi Capitals scouting head Pravin Amre is of the opinion that power hitter Rishabh Pant should be left alone as it is not possible to curb the natural instincts of a player especially with the talent he possesses. He has been criticized time and again for not taking his franchise over the finishing line on several occasions.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals were eliminated from Vivo IPL 12 after they lost the Qualifier 2 against the Chennai Super Kings. However, it was also the first time since 2012 that Delhi Capitals made the playoffs. After they reached the playoffs, Pravin Amre during an interview with the PTI spoke on length on his team and also on the batting of Rishabh Pant.
Pravin Amre further added that Pant took the disappointment of not making into the 2019 World Cup squad on his chin and thrives to move forward with authority. The southpaw finished as the leading run-scorer for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He scored 488 runs in 16 games at an impressive average of 37.53.
One of his match-winning knocks came during the eliminator clash against the Sunrisers Hyderabad when he scored 49. However yet again he failed to finish the match and was dismissed with DC needing 5 more runs to win. They eventually huffed and puffed their way to Qualifier 2.
“I saw Rishabh three years ago (when he joined Delhi) and when I see him now, I feel a lot of good has happened to him. He has got that X-factor and he can win games singlehandedly on his day,” Amre, a former India batsman, said.
“If you are talking about his finishing skills, he himself is aware (that he needs to finish games more often). When you are a match winner you have to take on the opposition in this format. You can’t play safe cricket, you have to take risks. With this type of players, you really have to mould them properly. You can’t tinker with their natural game. They play on instincts.”
Delhi Capitals defeated Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 2 which put a premature end to their IPL 12 campaign. However, the whole franchise will be overjoyed with the performance they put up especially DC being the perennial underachievers of the tournament.
“We are disappointed after the loss yesterday but we have to move on and take the positives from this result. You and win and you lose but it is important how you play the game and this time we played the kind of cricket we wanted to.
“Big reason why we gelled well was that 70 per cent of the players who played last year were around this season too.”
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