Sourav Ganguly dismisses any concerns over Rishabh Pant’s axing from limited-overs squads of India

By Bet Barter

November 4, 2020

Sourav Ganguly, the Board of Control for Cricket in India President, has rubbished any worries over Rishabh Pant’s exclusion from the limited-overs squads of Team India for the Australia tour. Moreover, he has dismissed any worries about Pant’s poor form in the ongoing season of the IPL.

The top-level wicketkeeper-batsman has constantly been under pressure to perform for a long while now. Recently, he lost his position in the ODI and T20 playing eleven. KL Rahul, another talented cricketer, has replaced him behind the stumps. He has not played a single white-ball game in New Zealand as India sponsored KL Rahul who took advantage of the chance and delivered brilliantly.

A year ago, Pant had lost his Test match playing eleven spots with team-management replacing Wriddhiman Saha in his place for the home series. The left-handed batsman got back to the playing eleven during the Test series in New Zealand. But, again, he failed to perform. He scored only 60 runs in four innings as New Zealand defeated India in both the Tests.

At the ongoing IPL 2020, his form has not been great either. He has played 11 games so far in the tournament and is yet to smash a half-century. At a strike-rate of 112.35, he has scored 282 runs. Naturally, he has been facing criticism from the cricket experts and the fans.

Sourav Ganguly is not so worried about Pant’s situation

Sourav Ganguly isn’t worried about the lengthy loss of form of Rishabh Pant. In fact, Ganguly has backed him and said he will perform well shortly. Ganguly additionally supported the young cricketer to get his bat swing soon and has acknowledged his tremendous talent.

“Don’t worry. His bat swing will come back. He is a young guy, and all of us need to guide him. He’s got tremendous talent. Rishabh will be fine. He and Wriddhiman Saha are our two best wicketkeeper-batsmen in the country,” Sourav Ganguly told PTI.

The wicketkeeper-batsman, regardless, has been named in the Test crew for the Indian tour to Australia. The Indian team will play three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests in Australia from the last week of November.

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