IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant Is Our Best Batsman – Ricky Ponting
The stylish southpaw Rishabh Pant has been brilliant for Delhi in the previous edition of the tournament. He carried the similar form against Mumbai Indians when he whacked them all over the park. However, his form faded a bit after that. Meanwhile, the head coach Ricky Ponting has shown his trust on the youngster.
Rishabh Pant lost his way after the knock against Mumbai Indians. He failed to make things fall in place for the team in any of the game, which he played after that special knock. However, Rocky Ponting is confident of Pant scoring match-winning knocks for the team.
He wants to get things done quickly – Ricky Ponting
Speaking of Rishabh Pant, Ricky Ponting quoted that there is a g difference in Pant’s approach to the batting in Test and shorter formats of the game. He feels that Rishabh Pant wants to finish things quickly unlike other batsmen.
“The thing you have to think about Rishabh in white-ball cricket is that he is such a competitor that sometimes he just gets to a little bit of the better of him you know. He wants to get things done quickly in the white-ball game. In the Test matches, he doesn’t quite do it so much,” the former Australia captain said, adding: “I mean, we know he can score quickly. But there’s not as much pressure on the score could be in Test matches there (run rate), isn’t it?”
I am Not going to stop Rishabh Pant’s aggression:
Further, Ponting went to add saying that he won’t curb the style of play that Pant likes. He backed the youngster to put similar performances for the team, as Ponting knows that Pant can pull things for Delhi when he gets going.
However, he wants Rishabh Pant to understand the importance of staying in the final overs of the game. Ponting quoted that Rishabh Pant is their best batsman, who is a must-have for Delhi in the death overs.
“I’m not going to curb the way he plays. I’m not going to tell him to slow down and settle down, because I know if he plays his best, he wins games for us. We saw in Mumbai in the first game that; when it comes off you know we are going to win. But what we want from him, he has to understand that we need him batting in the last four overs in every game. He is our best batsman…” Ponting said.
Well, despite the flop show from Rishabh, Shreyas Iyer and the bowling department delivering goods for the team. If Delhi wants to grab a spot in the playoffs, Rishabh Pant must step up to the occasion. He will be taking on Kolkata Knight Riders in his next assignment.
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