Rohit Sharma opens up about Rishabh Pant's recent successAs Team India are ready to take on England in the limited-overs series, India’s white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma supported young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to do well in the series and asked the media to not create any hype and put pressure on him.
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Rohit Sharma opens up about Rishabh Pant's recent success
As Team India are ready to take on England in the limited-overs series, India’s white-ball
vice-captain Rohit Sharma supported young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to do well
in the series and asked the media to not create any hype and put pressure on him.
Pant had last featured in a white-ball match for India in 2020 against Australia before
getting ruled out due to concussion. Since then, he failed to return owing to his poor form
as well as fitness issue. And, KL Rahul successfully replaced him for the rest of the Australia
series as well as the New Zealand series too.
However, his recent success with the bat in Tests, including 97 in Sydney Test against
Australia, a match-winning 89* in Brisbane as well as a blistering 101 in the 4th and final
Test against England, helped India win the matches as well as series. And, he was rewarded
with the inclusion in the upcoming five-match T20I series against England
"Let Rishabh Pant be Rishabh Pant, he will come out and give you those performances. I
have said in the past as well that leave Rishabh Pant alone and he will give you those
performances. He can only go from strength to strength from here. There is no looking back
for him. He has done exceptionally well in the last few months from Australia to the home
series that we just played against England," said Rohit Sharma in a virtual press conference
Sharma further added that the team management fully supports Pant's batting style and has
given him free hand. He also praised Pant for understanding the game conditions and
changing his game plan accordingly.
"I don't see anything stopping him unless we try and put pressure on him. We, as in, you
guys, I think it’s important for him to let him be himself. He likes to enjoy his game. You
must have seen it on the ground, how he likes to play his game. The good thing right now is
he has started to understand the