‘Can’t complain about workload’- Rishabh Pant hopes to recover in time for South Africa tour
Rishabh Pant has not missed a single game for India for quite some time now.
Updated - Nov 21, 2021 11:47 pm
Indian wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant has taken giant strides in the national men’s team in the last year or so. He has become one of the most important players of the team, especially a crucial part of the batting unit. It is also true that being the wicketkeeper and batter in all three formats means that he has not missed a single game in the past year.
Ever since he made his comeback in the Melbourne Test last December, he has gone on to play almost all the matches for India including a season of the IPL. All of that while moving from one bubble to another. India still has a busy season and Pant is currently playing in the T20I series against New Zealand.
During an interaction, he was asked about his workload and how he plans to manage it. “I can’t be complaining about the workload but the team management has given me offs from the next two Test matches. Hopefully, I can recover well and do well in South Africa,” Pant told host broadcaster Star Sports before the third T20I.
After the T20 World Cup, everyone’s thinking about what areas we can improve: Rishabh Pant
After the T20I series concludes in Kolkata on November 21, the two teams will play a two-match Test series. Pant has been rested for that series while Wriddhiman Saha is likely to take the gloves in both matches. Srikar Bharat has been kept as a backup as well. After the Test series, India travel to South Africa for a three-match Test series, three ODIs, and four T20Is.
Pant also spoke about the plans on which Team India is focusing on after the disappointing campaign at the T20 World Cup. “After the T20 World Cup, everyone’s thinking about what areas we can improve. As a group, we have been talking about that a lot. We had to improve in the middle overs. We have ticked a few boxes. It’s going really well for us. As a kid, I always dreamt of winning matches for India in any situation. I am ready to do whatever the team needs me to do. I am happy to finish the match,” he added.