Team India's young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant burst onto the international scene with a lot of potential. He is touted as the successor of the legendary MS Dhoni, who is on the twilight of his career. However, the youngster has failed to stand tall to the expectations attracting severe criticisms from all quarters for showing immaturity.
Pant's inconsistency has led to him losing his place to the in-form KL Rahul in India's limited-overs team. In the two Tests in New Zealand, Pant, who was preferred over the more experienced Wriddhiman Saha, had scores of 19, 25, 12 and 4.
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Saha and Pant have been the two options used by the Indian team in the two formats. But Rahul's form with the bat and the wicket-keeping gloves in recent times meant he has made the position his own. As Rishabh Pant struggle to cement his berth, former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has come up with a piece of advice for the young cricketer from Delhi.
"Definitely, I turn on my television when Rishabh Pant comes to the crease, the entertainer," said Hogg. "His issue is he has got too much talent to know what to do with. He could do with a mind coach, a lot of great sportsmen use them. It is all in the mind for him," he added.
Brad Hogg said this during a question-answer session on social media platform Twitter where he was asked whether Rishabh Pant can become the best wicket-keeper in the world.
Definitely, I turn on my television when @RishabhPant17 comes to the crease, the entertainer. His issue is he has got to much talent to know what to do with. He could do with a mind coach, a lot of great sportsmen use them. It is all in the mind for him. #Hoggytime https://t.co/XmM6jCcGC3— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 25, 2020
Previously, another former Australian wicket-keeper had advised Rishabh Pant to improve his own game and being the best version of himself and not try to be MS Dhoni. With the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia at stake, Pant needs to work a lot to reclaim his spot back in the side.