Legendary 1983 World Cup winner former Indian captain Kapil Dev asked Rishabh Pant to ‘take his time’ before playing his shots on the upcoming England tour as conditions will be different . Pant has been on the rise last year since his exploits on touring Australia, especially the last test where he led India to victory on the final day. Pant followed with another impressive streak – both stick and glove – against England at home.
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Kapil said Pant’s situation was similar to Rohit’s in the past.
“He looks like a very mature cricketer now from the moment he walked in to the side. He seems to have a lot more time to play his shots and obviously his range of shots is impressive. But England will be difficult. He needs to spend more time in the middle and not just trying to hit every ball. We used to say the same thing about Rohit Sharma, who had so many hits but went out and out so many times, ”said Kapil Dev, as quoted by Mid Day.
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“The same goes for Rishabh now. He is an exciting player and very valuable too. All I would tell him is to take some time before rolling out his range of plans. England is different. “
Kapil said he was a huge test cricket fan.
“Sure. I’m a big fan of Test Cricket. I love watching the play all day. If work takes me away from TV, I catch up on the highlights. I still watch as much as I can. There is nothing quite like Test cricket.
New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen recently named Pant a dangerous player on the Indian side.
“Well, Pant is an extremely dangerous player who can change the game on his head. We saw how well he did it against Australia and England. He has an extremely positive spirit, but with that there is potentially the opportunity to take his wicket, ”said Jurgensen.
“Our bowlers need to perform well, stay calm and make it as difficult as possible for Pant to score points. He’s definitely a smooth drummer that’s hard to stop, which we have to keep in mind.
India are set to face New Zealand in the ICC Test World Championship final on June 18 in Southampton. They will then face England in a series of five tests.
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