“Bit too harsh”- Ajit Agarkar on the criticism aimed toward Rishabh Pant


The previous quick bowler was somewhat shocked on the brickbats towards Pant.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photograph by Ryan Pierse/Getty Pictures)

He is without doubt one of the most polarising figures in Indian cricket at the moment, Rishabh Pant. Isn’t he? First, he gobsmacks us together with his treasured expertise leaving us questioning why he isn’t within the nationwide aspect but. Not solely the followers however even the pundits additionally go WOW each time the Uttarakhand-born pulverizes the bowlers.

Each time he strokes Brobdinnagian sixes or one-handed whips towards the likes of even Bumrah within the IPL regardless of shedding his form, tweets and editorials had been churned out demanding his place within the nationwide set-up. Then, he comes and hits his first ball in Take a look at cricket for six earlier than occurring to turn into the primary Indian wicket-keeper to hit two centuries in SENA international locations.

And, persons are like ‘Wow! Extra of this in white-ball cricket please.’ And, then disappointment ensues, and it’s realized that expertise shouldn’t be the one factor that it takes to succeed on the top-level. One wants temperament and most significantly the willingness to study from errors.

Which is why regardless of scoring 65 not out within the final T20I towards the West Indies, the speaking level main into the South African sequence was whether or not he would study from the identical errors which have marred his white-ball profession up to now.

Agarkar comes out in assist of Pant

Consequently, Pant has been beneath hearth, drawing criticism from followers and pundits alike. However going towards the tide former Indian quick bowler Ajit Agarkar has come out in assist of the southpaw. Agarkar feels that the continued scrutiny and criticism aimed toward Pant is a bit too harsh. The previous quick bowler was somewhat shocked on the criticism towards Pant.

“I can not imagine that there’s a lot discuss round a man who has two Take a look at tons of away from India and who can play impactful innings. T20 can typically get you into bother as a result of it’s important to play photographs and the ball was there to be hit, solely the execution was not in all probability to what he would have appreciated,” mentioned Agarkar in an interview with ESPNCricinfo.

Agarkar additionally urged what has all the time appeared like a logical punt: To drop Pant down the order and permit the likes of Shreyas Iyer to bat at a place he’s ideally suited to.

“You additionally must resolve what you want from him. Would you like him to be a quantity four batsman who bats by means of the innings otherwise you need him to be that impactful participant and you might be prepared for these types of dismissals? However there’s an excessive amount of discuss of it. Possibly Shreyas Iyer, who has proven some good kind, can come at No.four and Pant might be dropped down the order and be requested to play freely.” he added.

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