Dhoni never says the whole solution to any problem: Rishabh Pant
India’s young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is considered to be the successor of former India captain MS Dhoni. The Indian selectors had planned to fill Dhoni’s place with destructive Pant. As a result, Pant came into the team to replace ‘captain cool’.
Pant could not hold the place in his own whims. He has not been able to adapt to international cricket in that way, so Lokesh Rahul has taken the position of wicketkeeper-batsman in the team. Pant, however, has just started his career. The 22-year-old cricketer may get many more opportunities. He’s still at the learning stage.
Since the Indian team has a legendary wicketkeeper batsman. There is no need to go out! Pant has learned a lot from Dhoni. However, a surprising information said that the two-time World Cup winning captain never gave him a complete solution to any problem!
“He is like a mentor to me, on or off the field,” Pant said in an Instagram live session with Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Capitals.
“I can speak openly to him when I fall into a problem. But he will never say the whole solution to that problem.”
Of course, Pant also understands why Dhoni does that. The young wicket-keeper added, “It’s because I don’t depend on him completely. He gave me a hint so I could figure out the solution myself. He’s also one of my favorite batting partners, though I don’t have much of a chance. When Mahi Bhai (Dhoni) is at the crease, you know everything is sorted. He has a plan in his head, you just have to follow it.”