Rishabh Pant has been facing a lot of criticism owing to his lacklusture performances in past few matches and the critics haven’t been very ignorant of it. In fact he has been bashed a lot. be it sportsmen, captain, coach everyone has shown concern about his game and it definitely needs a lot of improvement.
But more than that it is the pressure that has been troubling this immensely talented young man. The constant comparison with Dhoni and the fact that he has been given responsibility at such a young age is also the reason for his reckless game.
Former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar cam up in his support and has said some words of wisdom.
“I cannot believe that there is so much talk around a guy who has two Test hundreds away from India and who can play impactful innings. T20 can sometimes get you into trouble because you have to play shots and the ball was there to be hit, only the execution was not probably to what he would have liked,” said the former cricketer.
“You also need to decide what you need from him. Do you want him to be a number 4 batsman who bats through the innings or you want him to be that impactful player and you are ready for those sorts of dismissals? But there is too much talk of it. Maybe Shreyas Iyer, who has shown some good form, can come at No.4 and Pant could bdropped down the order and be asked to play freely. India can take pressure of him. There is some unnecessary pressure put on that guy who is very young in his international career and has the potential to win games for India,” he added.