Kumar Sangakkara advises Rishabh Pant to keep things simple in keeping
Former Sri Lankan legendary wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara stood beside Rishabh Pant in his bad times. He advises that Pant shouldn’t think much about the ongoing criticism rather he should focus on his mistakes just and try to solve those.
Sri Lankan legend said: “I will advise, there is no need to think too much. Keep things simple. Try to understand your weaknesses. Work on those. However, correction is possible.”
Pant was thought to be a successor to Mahendra Singh Dhoni a few days ago. Wriiddhiman Saha was out of the field for 18 months due to injury. At that time, Pant came up very well in Test cricket against England and Australia with centuries. Surprisingly he did not make it to the World Cup squad. Dinesh Karthik got the chance to be the second wicketkeeper in the World Cup squad which raised many questions in Indian cricket.
Who knew, in just a few months, that tornado would be coming to Pant himself. He did not do much after the World Cup. The Indian wicketkeeper later failed to show good performances in the West Indies.
But Sangakkara had come forward to advise Pant in his hard times. “Rishabh now needs to make plans. Nothing can be stressed on his own. He needs to talk about batting too. He should be allowed to play open-minded,” he said.
Pant had been also under pressure in the ongoing T20 series. Everyone was talking about his kipping skills. Now the batting form had also raised concerns. In addition to this, experts had questioned whether there was any sign of the consequences of taking DRS in Pant.
“The wicketkeeper needs to be clean and tidy. If he can do that, he will become a lot more confident. Then it will be beneficial to make any decisions. There will also be improvements in getting reviews,” Sangakkara said.