Sehwag wants Pant to work on his game

Virender Sehwag reckons that India’s Rishabh Pant has been below par in his batting approach in terms of shot selection and reflected this was the main reason why Pant lost confidence.

Sehwag wants Pant to work on his game
Pant and Kohli

Former India opener Virender Sehwag wants the keeper-batsman to work much better on his game and justify the team management’s faith.

The 21-year-old young prospect is now being regarded as Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s successor across all three formats but recently, he hasn’t lived up to his reputation.

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He also came under fire for his dismal shot selection especially in the crunch situations of the game and the recent one being his downfall during the ongoing series against the West Indies.

Amidst all the negative talks surrounding Pant, Sehwag wants people to show some patience with the future keeper-batsman.

“Pant is an extremely talented cricketer with huge potential. It will be important that he is groomed well,” Sehwag said.

“And now that he has been assured some quality time in the team it is important that he makes the best use of the opportunity and works to better his game and develop as a cricketer,” he added.

When asked if the team can win the World Test Championship in 2021, Sehwag said: “Two years is a long time. Yes, the team is in good hands. I wish Ravi Shastri all the luck for his second innings and Virat Kohli all the very best.

“We have good bench strength, quality fast bowlers and spinning prospects. We need to now settle the team combinations,” Sehwag added.

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