Play Fearless But Not Careless Cricket – Vikram Rathour To Rishabh Pant
India’s rookie batting coach Vikram Rathour wants dynamic batsman Rishabh Pant to understand the thin line between fearless and careless cricket. The message is clear, go out there, express yourself, play with intent but don’t throw your wicket away. Rishabh Pant has been under the scanner as he could not deliver the goods on the tour of the West Indies.
Furthermore, India’s head coach Ravi Shastri recently stated the Delhi batsman did let the team down with his shot-making. Consequently, Shastri said that Pant will get a rap on the knuckles whenever he will make a mistake.
Pant needs to work on his temperament.
Meanwhile, the prodigy wicket-keeper batsman needs to work on his temperament. Pant can be a bit casual in his shot-making and he needs to put a price on his wicket. The southpaw batsman has time and again gone for some reckless which has proved costly to the team.
Pant was able to grab his chances in the red ball version but he hasn’t yet announced himself in the limited-overs formats – which is supposed to be his forte.
“All the young guns need to understand that there’s a fine line between fearless cricket and careless cricket. What the team management is asking is fearless cricket — having clear game plans and play with intent, backing your strengths. At the same time, you cannot be careless,” Rathour said on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the newly appointed coach stated that Pant is a great talent but he needs to sort out his game plan. Furthermore, Rathour said Pant needs to add more discipline in his game.
“Rishabh is a phenomenal player. He needs to sort out his game plan a little more and needs to bring in a little bit of discipline to his cricket,” Vikram Rathour added to his lines.
Rishabh Pant is a natural talent and he needs to make the most of his opportunities. The competition at the top level is stiff and Pant needs to keep delivering the goods. The left-hander will like to be at the top of his game in the series against South Africa. The first T20I was abandoned due to rain and the second T20I will take place at Mohali on 18th September.
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