Batting great Sunil Gavaskar has questioned Rishabh Pant’s shot selection, saying it is “not a good sign” that the Indian stumper repeatedly falling into the street trap trap in the ongoing T20I series against South Africa. Pant, who has won 740 runs in 47 T20Is at 23.12, has been out in almost iconic fashion while going for the big shot wife outside the off-stump.
“He has not learned. He has not learned from the previous three episodes, Gavaskar said while commenting on Star Sports.
“They throw it wide, and it continues for him. He can’t throw enough muscle on that. You have to stop searching to go to the antenna farther outside.
“There is no way you can get enough of it. You have gone short-third! They all plan it, South African footballers and Temba Bavuma … just bowl across the street and you will win.”
Pant has scored 29, 5, 6 and 17 in the last four innings. “10 times, he has been out of the open (in the T20s in 2022). Some of them would have been called out if he had not been in contact with her. “Get enough power over it. To continue in the same direction, for the Indian team leader, that is not a good sign,” Gavaskar said.
While not traded with the bat, Pant combined his resources well to formulate an Indian revival in a five-game series with back-to-back wins to leave the tie tied at 2-2.
After India defeated South Africa by 82 points in the fourth game, Pant even acknowledged that there were “certain areas” in his batting that needed to be improved.
“As an individual, I can look to improve in some areas. Not too much of a concern though. Looking to improve and seek to improve. Let’s see what happens in Bangalore. Hope to give us 100 per cent, ”Pant said in a post-match presentation on Friday night.
India will take on South Africa on Sunday in the fifth and final T20I.
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