Mumbai. India’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant disappointed yet again when he made 19 from 20 deliveries against South Africa in the third T20I at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on September 22. pant has been in the terrible form of late and calls for his ouster from the team are growing fast.
He has not been able to replace the prolific MS Dhoni and it seems India’s middle-order problem will stay for a longer time. BCCI though has gained from the SA series.
They noticed that Pant is a bigger failure than Vikram Rathour and hence he meets the criteria to become the Indian batting coach. Sanjay Bangar, and then Vikram Rathour’s recruitment proved that India needs a batting coach who has been a failure in cricket. Sanjay Bangar did not help the team to resolve the problem of middle-order batsmen, neither did he do anything to find a good finisher who can replace Dhoni. Vikram Rathour is continuing from where Sanjay left, and Pant has all the qualities to continue after he takes over from Vikram.
BCCI has observed the footages of Pant’s batting to arrive upon the conclusion that Pant lacks proper technique and hence he can help others to identify such flaws in the future. Its a nice example of Iron cutting Iron as said by Thakur in Sholay. Only time will tell how long will BCCI wait before announcing Pant as the batting coach.