Rishabh Pant Reveals What His Mom Did When He Told Her About The Call
Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant is called up for India’s world cup squad after Shikhar Dhawan’s injury. The young wicket keeper is one of the best talents in the world.
However, he missed the flight to England at the first place. But his determination helped him win a place at the end. Despite being not selected for world cup, the 21-year old had a magnificent Indian Premier League campaign with Delhi Capitals.
He scored runs at an impressive rate and proved his form. The selectors call to not pick him for world cup was a big surprise for many cricket experts. However, now Pant getting into India fold again, will help the team tremendously.
On the other hand, India suffered a major blow by losing Shikhar Dhawan with a thumb injury. The 33-year old is the main batsman for India in ICC cricket events. He proved it once again after scoring a hundred against Australia before going out of tournament.
Meanwhile, when Rishabh Pant was asked to leave for England post Dhawan’s injury, he was with his mother. The youngster revealed that his mother went straight to the temple to offer prayers upon his selection. Rishabh Pant had a brief chat on Chahal TV which was published online by BCCI.
“When I was called as back-up for Shikhi bhai, my mom was with me and I told her before anyone else. She went straight to the temple.. she was very happy,” Pant said to Chahal TV.
Rishabh Pant dreamt to play for India at World Cup
At 21 years old, Rishabh Pant has already earned a name for himself. He is one of the hardest ball hitters in the world and an exciting talent. However, he is still in awe of making it into the Indian team for world cup 2019.
The player revealed that it was a dream come true moment for him. On the other hand, he also expressed his desire to win the world cup with the team this summer.
“As a kid, I always dreamt of playing at least 1 World Cup and wanted to do well for the country. I am very happy with the call-up,” he concluded.
India are one of the tournament favorites this summer. They already thumped South Africa, Australia and Pakistan with ease. Only England are the top team that India are yet to play against in this group stage games. The Men in blue are on course to semifinals. However, it still remains to be seen what Indian middle order will look like for the fag end of the tournament.
With Vijay Shankar, there are high chances for Indian fans to see either Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant against Afghanistan on Saturday.
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