Former India player Aakash Chopra said that although everyone feels that Rishabh Pant is a special player, the time has come to take action if he doesn’t improve his scores.
After a flop ICC T20 World Cup, T20I series against New Zealand, he scored just 15 runs off 23 deliveries in the first ODI against the Kiwis. The Men in Blue scored 306 but lost the game by 7 wickets.
“Everyone believes he is a special player and an X-factor kind of cricketer, but he has failed to live upto the expectations.”
“In Tests he is good and the best wicket-keeper batter. But he hasn’t done well in ODIs and T20Is. Time has come to look elsewhere if he continues to fail.”
Pant has been below-part in the shortest format while he averages 35.62 in 50-over cricket, with one match-winning century in England.