The Delhi Capitals coach, Ricky Ponting reckoned about Rishabh Pant saying that he needs to understand that the team wants him playing more responsibly in the last overs of the game. He further said that he should not give away his wicket like that especially when the team needs him during tough junctures and crucial points of the match. The young wicketkeeper batsman, Rishabh Pant who will be hoping to make a seat for himself in the Indian squad for the World Cup is already feeling guilty as the Delhi Capitals has slumped to a total of three defeats out of the six games they have played.
He has to understand that we need him batting in the last four overs of every game we play said Ponting
After helping his team to win the opening fixture against the three time IPL title winner, Mumbai Indians, Pant scored a whirling 27-ball 78 runs not out figure, however since then he has barely managed scores, coming back with numbers like 25, 11, 39, 5 and 18. Talking about the same, Ponting said that he should be more careful with his scores from now. “He has to understand that we need him batting in the last four overs of every game we play,” said Ponting against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Eden Gardens.
The thing you have to think about Rishabh in white ball cricket is he is such a competitor says Ponting
He further said that the batsman didn’t back up with good innings and so the team isn’t able to generate that big wins for themselves. “So far the difference has been in some of the close games that we have played, our best batsmen haven’t been in at the back end of the innings and that’s what we need and certainly what we expect from our better players,” said Ponting.
“The thing you have to think about Rishabh in white ball cricket is he is such a competitor that sometimes that just gets to a little bit of the better of him you know, he wants to get things done quickly in the white ball game. In the he Test matches, he doesn’t quite do it so much. I mean, we know he can score quickly, but there’s not as much pressure on the score could be in a Test matches there, isn’t it?” said Ponting.