Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina claimed Rishabh Pant has done exceedingly well as Delhi Capitals captain and the way he has utilised spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the TATA IPL 2022 is a testimony to the same.
Kuldeep has grabbed four “player of the match” award for Delhi Capitals but Pant’s performance as a batsman has been a matter of concern for the side. The left-handed batsman hasn’t yet found his form but Raina – who is one of the IPL greats – believes a big knock from one of the emerging captain in this year’s IPL isn’t far away.
Speaking on Cricket Live on Star Sports, Raina said, “Pant for me has is doing great as a captain. He has utilised Kuldeep Yadav very well and now he is winning matches for Delhi. But Pant – the batsman – still has to fire. He is a big player, and with coach Ricky Ponting behind him, he is going to click soon and a big innings is coming soon. Also, I believe Delhi Capitals are not playing like a compact unit. Other players in the team will also have to take up the responsibility and contribute.”