Former Indian cricket team batting coach Sanjay Bangar said that young Rishabh Pant is the most suitable next inline option for former wicketkeeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the national team. Rishab Pant has been in great from in IPL-13. This Delhi Capitals batsman has scored 171 runs in five matches so far having more to come in days.
Two-time World Cup winning skipper MS Dhoni, has retired from international cricket on August 15 this year who played his last international match for India in the 2019 World Cup last year,
I think it is very important to have a left-hander as an option because for Team India when it comes to the middle-order as it helps to balance out the right-handers,” said Bangar while speaking on Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
Meanwhile, former India pacer Ashish Nehra also supported Bangar’s point of view on Pant and said: “I am in total agreement with Sanjay Bangar. I think they should go ahead with Rishabh Pant.
However, he has not been able to perform as expected in limited overs cricket so far. In 16 ODIs, Pant has scored 374 runs at an average of just 26.71. At the same time, he has 410 runs in 27 T20 matches at an average of 20.5.