Klusener makes a huge comment on Pant
Former South Africa’s destructive all-rounder Lance Klusener reckons that an incredible young prospect like Rishabh Pant will do extremely well if he learns from others’ mistakes rather than learning from his own in a bid to be more consistent for India in the near future.
Possessing only a very less average of 22.90 in ODIs and 21.57 in T20Is, the left-hander has not been very good at shot selection according to 48-year-old Klusener.
“It would hard for me to pinpoint but with a phenomenal talent like that, one always tends to get a bit ahead of himself,” Klusener, who is currently in India as the white ball batting coach of the South African team, told PTI during an interaction.
The 1999 World Cup’s Player of the Tournament has seen some glimpses of Rishabh Pant when he was appointed as Delhi senior team’s white-ball consultant last year.
“He needs to give himself time to get in and that bit of time will allow him to showcase his talent,” said Klusener, who played 49 Tests and 171 ODIs for the Proteas.
While many believe that a player learns most from his own errors, Lance Klusener thinks otherwise and has a different opinion. According to him it is more beneficial if the player manages to learn from others’ mistakes.
“What gets you ahead in international cricket is learning from others’ mistakes rather than making your own mistakes along the way and learning,” he said.
“I will tell you why. You can learn from your own mistakes but it will take a lot more time to realise, correct and become a better player using that process. If you look at mistakes others are making, you will learn quickly and thus improve fast,” added Klusener.
Klusener also believes that it would be really great if Rishabh Pant can seek much-needed advice from all the great seniors in the Indian team set-up.
“It’s wonderful to have the talent like Rishabh in the twilight years of MS Dhoni’s career. From an Indian point of view, maybe they should try and get him to contribute more.
“He has some wonderful coaches and players around him so take their advice but at the same time don’t curb your natural talent,” advised Klusener.