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I Take Any Criticism Positively: Rishabh Pant

Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant's stocks received a massive hike after his incredible performance in IPL 2018. He amassed a remarkable tally of 684 runs from 14 games which included five half-centuries and one fabulous century innings. He then received a surprising Test call-up for the England series and the Delhi southpaw batsman straightaway stamped his authority in the longest format of the game. Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper batsman to rack up Test centuries both in England and Australia.

His power hitting has been one of the primary reasons for Delhi Capitals’ (DC) success as they have even qualified for the playoffs of the ongoing IPL 2019, the first time since 2012. A regular member of the Test side, Pant almost made it to the Indian World Cup as he has been included among the standby players. In the IPL, he has played two special knocks against Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals where he single-handedly took DC to victory.

You only learn from your experiences and mistakes

Pant has been in an excellent form in the ongoing edition of the IPL, scoring a fabulous tally of 401 runs in 14 games at a decent average of 36.45 and a strike-rate of 157.87. He has smashed three half-centuries and a best score of 78 not out. However, Pant has been under the barrel for throwing his wicket quite a few times that too at the penultimate situations. Pant has been questioned for his maturity by many of the cricketing experts as well.

“Things don’t change overnight. I am just 21. It’s difficult to think like a 30-year-old man. In due course, my mind will be stronger and there will be a lot of maturity. You need to give it time,” quoted Rishabh Pant.

Pant mentioned that he likes to take very criticism very much positively. He noted that he is focussing on finishing games on consistent basis. The swashbuckling batsman stated that it is very important to learn from the mistakes and past experiences.

“I take any criticism positively. Finishing matches is important. I will learn to do it consistently. You only learn from your experiences and mistakes,” he added.