Pant names favourite batting partner between Kohli and Dhoni
Indian current Wicketkeeper batsman Rishab pant has picked MS Dhoni as his favourite batting partner among Indian cricketers. The Wicketkeeper batsman named the experience of batting with Dhoni an ‘experience in itself’ . Although, the Wicketkeeper duobgot a very scope to bat together but pant see it as fruitful experience.
“My favourite batting partner is Dhoni but it’s very rare that I get the chance to bat with him. If he’s out there, everything remains sorted. He lays out the plan and you just have to follow his lead. The way his mind works is amazing, especially during chases,” Pant said during a Twitter interaction with Delhi Capitals.
Pant has batted with all the senior members of the team like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and many others and rmtermwd it a fun to bat with them. But Pant has batted with Rohit and Kohli most since making his ODI debut in late 2018.
“I enjoy batting even with Virat bhai and Rohit bhai… actually, whenever you’re batting with any of these seniors, it’s a different experience altogether. You have fun with them. You realise how their mind works. It’s a different chemistry… even with Iyer and Shiki bhai (Dhawan) in the IPL,” Pant added.
Pant has been sensational over the years, and has been one of the most consistent performers for the Delhi Capitals franchise though, in IPL. Interestingly, Every opposition in IPL knows that till the time Pant is in the middle, the game is far from over.
Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif, in a recent interaction, explained the one thing which is missing for Pant.
“Rishabh Pant is a free-flowing player. You have to set his batting position, that he will bat at this position and he will get this many overs to play. He needs to be clear in his head that he will get this many overs so that he is not thinking whether he needs to take singles, or if he needs to defend. He is an attacking batsman, he should start hitting attacking shots from the first ball,” Kaif told former India cricketer Aakash Chopra in his Youtube chat show ‘Aakash Vani’.