Mumbai: Impressed by the young wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant’s improvement in off-side play, former West Indies great Brian Lara said that this will add a new dimension to his game and he will become a better batsman in the coming days.
The 23-year-old, who played for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), has scored 171 runs in five matches of the current season at a strike rate of around 140.
Lara said, ‘Pant is a major player for Delhi Capitals. He has also greatly improved his game. I am talking about his batting and the improvements made in that department ‘.
Lara said that Pant managed to understand that he was only putting good shots in the ‘on side’. He made a lot of improvement in this matter. Lara said, ‘When he had made his mark, he wanted to play almost every ball in the’ leg side ‘. If you see their way of scoring runs, it will be clear ‘.
He said, ‘I think Pant managed to understand that he was not getting success from this and he again focused on improving the game of’ off side ‘.
Lara said that Pant now has the ability to score runs in every direction of the field. The former left-handed batsman said, ‘The changes he has made are visible. He now has the ability to score runs in every part of the field. This will increase the worries of the bowlers’.
He said, ‘This is a big improvement. I believe this young batsman has a long way to go.