IND VS ENG: Rohit Sharma made a big statement, said- Rishabh Pant is ready to replace Dhoni


Ahmedabad: Team India’s star wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant hit a century against England on the second day of the Ahmedabad Test match in a blistering manner. On the second day of the fourth Test, Rishabh Pant hit the third century of his Test career. Rishabh Pant made 101 runs in 118 balls with the help of 13 fours and 2 sixes.

Pant (Rishabh Pant) with his stormy batting gave India a strong edge, taking it out of the difficult situation. India’s star opener Rohit Sharma has praised Pant a lot.

Pant is ready to replace Dhoni

When Rohit Sharma was asked if Pant was ready to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) in the team, Rohit said that he is fully ready. He is doing the same thing for the team.

Rohit Sharma said that due to the trust of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, he became an opener and is now enjoying it in the traditional format of the game. He said that if the team management is supported, then Pant can also play freely.

He said, ‘As a player it is important that you get the support of the captain and the coach. It is the same now with Pant. You will get to see such shifts from him, but I do not want him to be criticized for getting out after putting a bad shot.

Rohit Sharma became a victim of Pant

Rohit Sharma said that Rishabh Pant’s aggressive batting style does not bother the team management as long as he is doing his ‘work’ properly.

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Rohit Sharma said in a press conference after the match, ‘Pant has his own style of batting. Apparently they are told how to proceed the innings. He was batting in his own style. This is good from our perspective because it is working for the team.

He said, ‘You need a mixture of all kinds of players in the team. Some players who respect the ball, you also want some players who take risks and as long as it works for the team then the management has no complaints about it.

Rohit’s advice to Pant

The limited-overs vice-captain advised him to refrain from targeting Rishabh Pant after a failure during such an innings.

He said, ‘There will be a time when he will be out in the circle of taking a big shot and I do not want anyone to be disappointed. He is such a player who plays such an innings, which makes the team get out of a difficult situation within an hour.

Rohit Sharma said, ‘A player like Pant should support his skills and the management knows about his ability. He has been allowed to play in such a way which is very important from my point of view because I fully understand the attitude of a batsman ‘.


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