Gautam Gambhir talks about Rishabh Pant-MS Dhoni comparisons.

MS Dhoni has retired from worldwide cricket and Team India is in search to seek out their subsequent wicket-keeper batsman to symbolize the nation. Dhoni has been among the finest cricketers India have produced with quite a few information to his identify. On high of that, Dhoni has been a champion captain with 2 world titles to his identify. So changing Mahendra Singh Dhoni can be a troublesome activity for any particular person.

However, that accountability was placed on a younger wicketkeeper-batsman from Delhi. Rishabh Pant burst onto the scene with spectacular performances within the Indian Premier League. He was fast-tracked into the Indian crew and even justified his choice with spectacular shows in Indian and Australian situations.

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But issues have gone downhill for the 21-year-old as 2019 and 2020 hasn’t been form years for him. He performed on the 2019 World Cup however issues have continued to mount for him. He hasn’t been capable of fireplace with the bat and has even misplaced his place within the limited-overs crew.

IPL 2020 wasn’t a contented looking floor for Pant as he struggled to time the ball. Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir talked about Pant and requested the media to cease evaluating him to MS Dhoni.

“First of all, you have to stop saying that Rishabh Pant is the next MS Dhoni. That is one thing which media needs to stop doing it. The more media talks about it, the more Rishabh Pant starts thinking on those chances. He can never be MS Dhoni. He has to be Rishabh Pant.”

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“MS Dhoni probably had so much of range when he came on to international sixes. With Rishabh Pant, only because he could hit those big sixes and stuff, people started comparing him with someone like MS Dhoni. Rishabh Pant has a lot to improve, especially from the keeping point of views and from the batting point of view as well.”

In the 12 matches he has performed on this version of the IPL, Pant has scored solely 285. But these runs have come at a strike-rate of 109, which is a dismal return if we have a look at how Pant chooses to play.

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