Rishabh Pant’s fortunes have taken a big hit after another questionable performance from him in the last T20I series against Bangladesh. The left hand batsman couldn’t get going as a batsman and his shabby glove work was again the talking point of cricket circles. Former Indian cricketer Pravin Amre, who has worked with Ajinkya Rahane in the past, has urged Pant to focus on his positive points.
Amre was the assistant coach of the Delhi Capitals in the last edition of the Indian Premier League and knows Pant in and out. He revealed about the ways head coach Ricky Ponting and the support staff helped Pant to come out of his poor form.
“He was coming after poor scores. It was mainly the way chief coach Ricky Ponting handled him and gave him the space to be himself,” Amre was quoted as saying. “It is also about not trying too hard; we tried to ensure he didn’t fall into the trap by coming under pressure. We tried to keep it simple, break the game into small parts.”
Amre feels Pant is like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, but needs to get his timing right to score runs.
“He is like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, a great timer of the ball. He has to focus on getting it right. He seems to be confused how he should be going about it, whether to play the waiting game or his natural attacking game,” he added.