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“My White Ball Record Isn’t Bad” – Rishabh Pant Opens Up On His Form

“My White Ball Record Isn’t Bad” – Rishabh Pant Opens Up On His Form
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Team India’s wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant has recently shared that he has decent numbers with the bat in white-ball cricket. However, he also stated that judging his record at this stage of his career would not be fair because he is only 25 now and he believes that statistics will give a better picture when he has played for a few more years as well.

However, the youngster said this during a pre-match interview prior to the third ODI clash between India and New Zealand on Wednesday, November 30. He said:

“My white-ball record isn’t bad, I am just 25 years old. Comparison [in my numbers across formats] can be done when I’m 34. Before that, there is no logic in it for me.”

When he was asked if he practices wicketkeeping more than batting before a match, Rishabh Pant added that there’s no fixed routine and it depends on the conditions. However, he further added that there’s not much time between games, sharing how he is all set to tour Bangladesh after the conclusion of the ODI series in New Zealand as well.

Rishabh Pant added: “It’s usually the same until I feel like I need to practice keeping more, if it’s a turning track, or if I need to practice more batting. It’s all based on the feel. There is no downtime at all. I am going to Bangladesh and there are matches there directly.”

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (Photo: Twitter)

“I would choose to open in T20s, four in ODIs” – Rishabh Pant

However, Rishabh Pant is yet to fire with the bat in the ongoing New Zealand tour. While he scored only 17 runs from two matches in the T20I series, he got out for just 15 runs in the ODI series opener. Notably, he could manage only 10 runs in the final match as well.

Pant also added that he would like to play as an opener in the shortest format. While speaking about the longer formats, he added that he wants to bat at No.4 in ODIs and No.5 in Test matches. He, however, stated that his position in the batting order is based on the captain’s plan, and he is always willing to give his best in every situations.

“I would choose to open in T20s, four in ODIs. And of course, I’m batting at five in Tests. Of course, the game plan is different if I open or bat at four. But at the same time, the captain thinks about where you can give your best for the team…Wherever I get an opportunity, I look to give my best to the team,” Rishabh Pant concluded.

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