IPL 2018: Royals all-rounder keen on picking tricks of the trade from Ben Stokes
"I have known Pant since we have played together. He is the most chilled-out guy, but during the matches, he is very serious," he revealed about Rishabh Pant.
Published - Apr 19, 2018 9:09 pm | Updated - Apr 19, 2018 9:09 pm
The Rajasthan Royals have had a mixed bag of performances in the 2018 edition of the IPL. Coming in to the tournament, they arrived with a new look squad. The squad boasts of big names of T20 cricket like Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes. At the same time, they also have some very spirited young Indian players like Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tripathi, and Sanju Samson.
The atmosphere in the RR camp is filled with energy and the youngsters are keen on picking up the brains of senior players in the side. One such learner is the 18-year old Mahipal Lomror. Lomror was a success story for India U19 in the ICC U19 World Cup 2016. Since then, he has not had a big share of limelight. Last year, he was with the Delhi Daredevils, and is now in the RR squad in the tournament this year.
As per the recent quotes in the Deccan Chronicle, Mahipal Lomror remarked that he wishes to learn from the senior players in the squad. The likes of Ajinkya Rahane are helping him a great deal. Also, he hopes to learn from Ben Stokes about the tricks of the trade of an all-rounder.
“I have been talking to Rahane and he has been helping me and it is helpful. There is a lot to learn from Ben Stokes as to how you can become a good all-rounder and how you have to be prepared and I will definitely learn from him,” noted Mahipal Lomror.
On the rapid rise of Sundar, Pant
While Lomror failed to get a lot of attention post this success at the U19 level, his fellow teammates – Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar – have gone on to play for the Indian team. Both players have seen a rapid rise up the ranks in the domestic circuit. Commenting on their success, he expressed his happiness over the way they have been grabbing their opportunities.
“I am very happy for both of them. Sundar has been doing well for himself for quite some time now with opportunities that he is getting. Our whole batch has been doing well and we are happy that Pant and Sundar have gone ahead and played for India. I have known Pant since we have played together. He is the most chilled-out guy, but during the matches, he is very serious. I hope he does well with whatever opportunities he is getting currently,” Lomror quoted.