Rishabh Pant’s thought course of as captain is kind of much like Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, says his IPL franchise Delhi Capitals’ head coach Ricky Ponting, describing the sprightly wicketkeeper-batsman as a “winner”.
Pant received his debut match as captain within the IPL towards MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings and Ponting believes that his vitality is just onerous to overlook.
“Someone like him (Pant), you want him to get involved in the game as early as possible, and bat for as long as possible,” Ponting informed cricket.com-au.
“The way he thinks, he is actually a bit like Virat or Kane. Now, if they are in at the end, you are going to win more often than not no matter how many runs are required,” the legendary Australian stated.
“He is energetic and you can hear that from behind the stumps, he loves being in the contest and he is a winner,” the DC coach was all reward for his captain.
Ponting understands that there can be questions on pant’s glovework however asserts that he has proven outstanding enchancment throughout the England collection.
“…he’s just brilliant. The comparisons are always going to be always there for someone who bats like that,” he responded to Pant’s being in contrast together with his former teammate Adam Gilchrist.
“Gilly’s keeping is better than Rishabh’s no doubt about that. The way I saw him keep on turning pitches in India (vs England), I thought he kept way better than I thought he could,” stated Ponting, recognized for his bluntness.
“If his keeping improves, with his batting, he could be India’s keeper in Tests for next 10-12 years no doubt.”
The coach had no hesitation in revealing that the final version of the IPL wasn’t Pant’s best.
“He was disappointing for us within the match final 12 months. He had gone (to the UAE) with so much of chubby, on the again of the lockdown in India.
“He turned up a bit underdone, did his hammy (hamstring) in the third or fourth game and missed a couple of games. And when he came back, he couldnt get back to the level we expected him to be,” Ponting recollected.
But he’s impressed with how he has labored on his health for the reason that begin of the Australia tour.
“If you look at him now, he has trimmed down, he is fit, focussed and winning games for India, that can only be good for him and the DC.”