Rishabh Pant trains with the former Indian keeper Kiran More to fine-tune his keeping
Rishabh Pant has played 11 Tests in which he registered 53 dismissals for India.
Updated - Oct 3, 2019 6:56 pm
Rishabh Pant or Wriddhiman Saha was the question that was running around the minds of fans and former cricketers ahead of the 1st Test against South Africa, but as soon as Virat Kohli announced that Saha will hold the responsibility of wicketkeeping in the 1st match of a three-match series, everybody thought that Pant has been dropped from the squad but it looks like it is not true according to the sources.
After the announcement made over Saha to play, every critic thought that this is a warning given to the Delhiite who had been struggling from through his poor form and it is interesting to watch that the youngster has not settled himself down. He has started refining his wicketkeeping skills with the former Indian cricketer Kiran More who had searched out a talent like MS Dhoni in the past.
As per the sources from the team management, the move of playing Saha over Pant has nothing to elaborate on it. The team wants Rishabh to fine-tune his keeping skills, “There isn’t anything to read into the move and the team feels that Pant just needs to fine-tune his keeping skills a bit when it comes to Indian conditions in red-ball cricket and that is why he has been working with More on those aspects,” sources said as quoted by New18.
Rishabh Pant is training under More
When former Indian wicketkeeper Kiran More was approached and asked about the youngster, he feels that Rishabh is very talented and hard-working. More also praised the one quality that Pant is good at is he is very quick at learning new things, “We have worked on his balance and his hand positioning because he has a terrific cricketing mind and picks things up very quickly. We have worked on small finer details. Hand and body positioning is very important and it takes time. With experience, you learn.” Kiran More said.
Amidst the speculations that the 21-year-old is weak in his wicketkeeping, the former Indian captain has a different overview over it, and asked to check his record after 11 Test matches, “He has been playing for India for the last one and a half years. Everybody has their perception, but for me, he is ready. You can go through my record after 11 games, he has a fantastic record,” he added.
Rishabh Pant has played 11 Tests in which he registered 53 dismissals under his name, and these figures look quite good but he needs a good form with the bat also to show his dominance in the longest format.