Yuvraj Singh thinks the Indian team has finally found the future No.4 batsman
The Indian team has already tried three different batsmen for the position in this tournament.
Updated - Feb 2, 2020 8:30 pm
In a country that is brimming with abundant batting talent, the Men in Blue have been struggling to find a stable No.4 batsman for almost a couple of years. They tried a ton of names from the youngsters to the experienced campaigners, when nothing worked they picked a new name for the World Cup. It was KL Rahul at the spot to start with and then Vijay Shankar, but once the latter was ruled out Rishabh Pant got his opportunity.
He was not even a part of the Indian World Cup squad in the first place and now is manning the important position. In a couple of outings against England and Bangladesh, Pant has shown positive intent. He got close to a half century in the game against Bangladesh but fell on 48 again trying to play a big shot. His batting and the way he handled the pressure has certainly impressed Yuvraj Singh.
Finally found the No.4
The original No.4 of the Indian team who owned the slot until he was in the side, Yuvraj knows a thing or two about batting there. He is a retired cricketer now and uses social media among other mediums to express his opinions. On Tuesday, he was impressed with the show Pant put up stated, now that the team has finally found the future no.4 batsman, he should be groomed properly.
“I think finally we have found our no 4 batsman for the future ! Let’s groom him properly yeah ! @RishabPant777” Yuvraj wrote.
I think finally we have found our no 4 batsman for the future ! Let’s groom him properly yeah ! @RishabPant777
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 2, 2019
The 21-year-old scored 32 in his maiden World Cup outing and batting in circumstances when most other batsmen struggled to strike the ball, he was scoring at over 110. He hit four boundaries and played counter-attacking cricket.
Even in the game against the Tigers, he walked out to bat when KL Rahul was dismissed in the 33rd over and got on with the task immediately. Pant hit six boundaries and a six during his 41-ball stay in the middle. Just when it appeared that he would get to his maiden World Cup fifty, he couldn’t time the slog sweep off Shakib Al Hasan and was caught in the deep by Mosaddek Hossain.