Sanju Samson’s double ton may make the trail forward for Rishabh Pant tougher


Pant would possibly face the warmth.

Rishabh Pant. (Picture by Robert Cianflone/Getty Photographs)

Indian cricket has seen prior to now gifted gamers fading out with out fulfilling the expectations that the world had for them. The likes of Vinod Kambli and Irfan Pathan are such examples. And now, the hazard is lurking within the profession of dashing wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.

The 22-year-old cricketer noticed a meteoric rise in worldwide cricket since hitting 100 in his debut Check sequence in England final yr after which in Australia earlier this yr. He’s being seen because the true successor to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. However regardless of all that, it appears there’s a appreciable hole nonetheless current between the cup and the lips.

When Pant was not picked initially for India’s World Cup squad just a few months in the past, a bit of the media and followers was not joyful. He has usually been referred to as “particular” by former gamers like Sourav Ganguly who has seen him from shut quarters whereas mentoring Delhi Capitals – the franchise that Pant performs for within the Indian Premier League (IPL).

However Pant has accomplished his popularity little favor over the previous few months, particularly within the limited-over variations. His reckless photographs to ask his personal downfall in video games haven’t gone down and that has left the workforce administration and consultants pissed off. He had a fantastic alternative to turn into the hero within the semi-final of the World Cup that he obtained to play finally however threw away his wicket after getting settled, solely to earn the followers’ wrath.

Rishabh Pant has now discovered himself out of Check XI additionally

Pant had an odd few sequence towards the West Indies and South Africa throughout codecs and scored only one fifty. The more serious half in his profession got here when the Delhi keeper obtained excluded from the Check XI as properly at house towards the Proteas. His place went to the senior Wriddhiman Saha who made a comeback not too long ago which reveals that his glove-work on turning wickets remains to be suspect.

Along with his identify not that includes within the XI of the format he has performed the perfect, questions are actually being raised over the way forward for the younger cricketer. On Saturday, one other wicketkeeper-batsman – Sanju Samson – slammed 212* in simply 129 balls for his state Kerala towards Goa in a 50-over match within the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy in Alur, Karnataka. Sanju, who has made a quick look in worldwide cricket, has been in dialogue for a while and this knock of his will put extra strain on Pant for certain.