Rishabh Pant is the talk of the town these days due to his extraordinary batting skills and the way he rose up in past few months. The 21 years old lad from Haridwar has made good name in cricketing world in matter of just few months. The Delhi Capitals wicket-keeper batsman performance even questioned the presence of veteran star MS Dhoni in the squad. Even the Australian legend, Shane Warne expressed his views on Pant by saying that he should open with Rohit Sharma in the upcoming ODI series against Australia. Virat Kohli Will Need MS Dhoni for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Says Former Sri Lankan Captain Kumar Sangakkara.
Warne feels that selectors are in the path to decide final 15 members for ICC World Cup 2019 and therefore they should try this tactic and at the same time surprise the opponent. According to the former Aussie captain, both Dhoni and Pant should be included in the side, as Pant is excellent when it comes to batting. We should not ignore the lightening fast stumping ability of MSD and his clean catching behind the stumps. It's not just Mahi's wicket-keeping skills that should do justice for his inclusion in the side, even his smart cricketing mind and vast experience will play a major role in the Indian side. MS Dhoni’s Brilliant Stumping Sends Tim Seifert Packing During IND vs NZ, 3rd T20I 2019 (Watch Video).
The 49 year old Australian throws light on his statement of Pant opening for India by saying that Shikhar Dhawan should be tried at some other batting position at least for first two games against Australia in the upcoming ODI series. He also added that the opening duo of Rohit and Pant should be tested as new opening pair. This experiment will definitely help the team management ahead of World Cup 2019.
The king of spin also concluded that the Indian cricket team now has the ability to dominate the world of cricket for years provided if their players continue remaining competent, value the opportunity and become grateful to play test cricket.
With Inputs from PTI.