Rajkot, June 18 Legendary India batter Sunil Gavaskar has slammed the shot choice of skipper Rishabh Pant within the T20I collection, saying that the wicketkeeper-batter has to cease searching for aerial pictures in opposition to balls that are exterior the off-stump.
Within the ongoing T20I collection in opposition to South Africa, Pant has made scores of 29, 5, 6 and 17. However the left-hander has repeatedly fallen for the huge exterior the off-stump entice laid for him by the South Africa bowlers making an attempt to bowl away from his hitting arc.
On all 4 events within the collection, Pant has tried to play large pictures in opposition to balls far exterior the off-stump however he misplaced some little bit of his steadiness after taking part in the shot and was caught out on all 4 events within the off-side.
“He hasn’t realized. He hasn’t realized from his earlier three dismissals. They throw huge, and he retains going for it. He can’t throw sufficient muscle on that. He has received to cease seeking to go aerial that far exterior the off-stump,” mentioned Gavaskar whereas commentating on the fourth T20I in Rajkot.
In Rajkot, Pant struggled to interrupt free and when he tried to slap a large of off-stump ball from left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj over the off-side, however he was caught at brief third man. “There isn’t a method he’s going to get sufficient on it. It has gone to short-third (man)! All of them plan it, South African bowlers and Temba Bavuma… simply bowl huge exterior the off-stump and you’re going to get him,” added Gavaskar.
Gavaskar identified that Pant’s sample of comparable dismissals repeating itself is just not excellent news for the Indian workforce. “10 instances he has been dismissed huge exterior off-stump (in T20 matches this yr). A few of them would have been referred to as huge if he hadn’t made contact with it.
“As a result of he’s so distant, he has to succeed in out for it. He won’t ever get sufficient energy on it. To maintain getting out in the identical collection in the identical method, for a captain of the Indian workforce, that’s not signal.”
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