Ojha backs Pant to lead Indian team in the future
Delhi Capitals’ new captain Rishabh Pant has been leading his team in Shreyas Iyer’s absence. Iyer ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, Pant has led the team pretty well so far and his team is third in this season’s points table.
They won 4 games but lost 2 games at a net run rate of +0.269. Their recent defeat came at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore. They lost to RCB by 1 run at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
At the same venue on April 29, they would lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders. Pant and Hetmyer scored a half-century apiece as they nearly chased the 172-run target but fell short of the target.
They could score 170 and lost the game by a whisker. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer, Pragyan Ojha has backed Pant to lead Team India in the future.
According to the former left-arm spinner, Pant has by far improved his batting technique.“The way he has led his team. Somehow, I get a feeling that in the years to come, if Rishabh Pant bats the way he has been batting and shows this maturity, he can be the captain. He is showing that,” the former cricketer was quoted as saying in India Today.
As per Ojha Pant can grow under the support of India’s chief coach Ravi Shastri. “When you talk about a player, the aura around him shows it. It makes me feel that this is the guy who can be the captain of the Indian team.
That’s what I feel after reading about him after talking to people about him. This is the same aura that was created about Sourav Ganguly, created about MS Dhoni. So that is how it is. I feel he can. It’s still far away,” he added.
“But right now, the way he is developing himself as a player and as a leader, that is something that the think tank should have a close look at. Under Ravi (Shastri) bhai, I think he will develop,” the former Indian spinner signed off.