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Brian Lara heaps praise on Rishabh Pant


Rishabh Pant is the future of India and there is no doubt about it. However, there are a lot of areas in which the youngster needs to improve and one among them that requires immediate attention is his shoddy shot selection. He often came under fire for his poor shot selection and the fact that he always throws away his wicket just like that.

Brian Lara heaps praise on Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant

Besides that, he couldn’t play well on a consistent basis too. He lost his spot in the Indian cricket team after his string of failures in the given opportunities. KL Rahul did everything to cement his spot in the team. However, Pant still has a lot of catching up to do to convince the selectors. He needs to improve in his batting and wicket-keeping.

The youngster is currently representing Delhi Capitals as a wicket-keeper batsman in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. Despite being criticised for his inconsistency, Rishabh Pant been an important part of Delhi Capitals’ setup from the word go.

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The left-handed batsman has scored 171 runs in 5 games in the tournament by far. He has been pretty decent in almost all the games with the bat as he chipped in with scores of 31, 37*, 28, 38 and 37 in the UAE.

Rishabh Pant is a costly asset for Delhi Capitals: Brian Lara

West Indies legend Brian Lara has showered his praise on Rishabh Pant. Talking about Pant’s current form, Brian Lara said Pant has improved his game on a great extent. Lara also went on to highlight Rishabh Pant has improved his off-side play and his potential to score runs in every nook and corner of the ground.

“I think he is a major asset for the Delhi Capitals, but today he has also vastly improved his game. I am talking about his batting and the improvements he made in that department. On what is immediately noticeable is his propensity to try and get everything to the leg-side.

Also, look at his run-scoring chart and that’s quite a proof of that fascination he has with the on-side. I think he has come to the realisation that this is not working and he went away and worked on improving his off-side play,” said Brian Lara on Star Sports’ Cricket Live.

“Now look at the changes he made. Now he has the ability to score runs in all parts of the ground. His scoring charts are looking impressive, and yes, more worry for the bowlers.

He is now very well balanced and he is looking to score in key areas that he is not accustomed to scoring-– over extra cover, over point, in front of point and his balance and his weight is staying there, he is not falling over to the off-side to create shots on the leg side. That is a vast improvement that he has made, which obviously going to help his all-round batting. I believe, this young lad has a long-long way to go,” he added.

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