October 3, 2022
Wasim Jaffer Invites MS Dhoni As He Asked Rohit Sharma To “Take A Punt” On Rishabh Pant


Rishabh Pant failed with the bat in Asia Cup 2022© AFP

The Indian squad for the ICC T20 World Cup was announced on Monday and there were no big surprises in the selection. There has been a lot of discussion on how India should bat while setting the target and many former players have been expressing their views on India’s batting order. The latest to join the bandwagon is former India opener Wasim Jaffer.

In a tweet, Jaffer has urged India captain Rohit Sharma to take a punt on Rishabh Pant and make him open the batting. He also cited the example of former India captain MS Dhoni, who changed the course of Rohit’s career by opening in 2013.

“I still think opening the inn is where we can see the best of Pant in T20Is. Provided Rohit is okay to bat @ 4. MS took a punt on Rohit before CT in 2013, and the rest History is there. A punt on time Pant for Rohit. KL, Pant, VK, Rohit, Sky will be my top five,” Jaffer wrote in a tweet.

Rishabh Pant has been struggling in the middle order and his shot selection has been questionable. But his big hitting skills are perfectly suited for T20 matches and the opening slot could be very suitable for him.

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There are a lot of questions about KL Rahul’s approach and form as well as the batsman failing to score big and fast in T20Is since his return from injury and COVID-19.

India will take on South Africa and Australia in the two home series ahead of the T20 World Cup and the management may be testing a few things.

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