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Indian former cricketer Gautam Gambhir points the reason why Rishabh Pant cannot be compared with MS Dhoni. Cricketer turned politician plays a major role in grabbing the 2007 T20 world cup and 2011 50 over world cup under MSD captaincy.
Replacement for MS Dhoni
India seeks for the replacement player to be as good as Dhoni. Still, MSD is considered as one of the best white-ball finishers in cricket. Though the three names topped the list it’s Pant who has been talked widely for MSD’s replacement.
Pant lags in the race
In limited-overs, it has been KL Rahul, who has fulfilling the duties behind stumps, and in Tests, the management has stuck with Pant and Wriddhiman Saha. Pant’s slackness in form with both bat as well as gloves opens the door for others to join the race.
Indian cricket experts suggest KL Rahul to focus on his batting skills as he seems to have good form in bat rather than standing behind the stump.
Gautam Gambhir advice Pant
In an interview, Gambhir said: “First of all, you have to stop saying that Rishabh Pant is the next MS Dhoni. That is one thing which the media needs to stop doing it. The more media talks about it, the more Rishabh Pant starts thinking about those chances. He can never be MS Dhoni. He has to be Rishabh Pant.”
“MS Dhoni probably had so much of range when he came on to international sixes. With Rishabh Pant, only because he could hit those big sixes and stuff, people started comparing him with someone like MS Dhoni. Rishabh Pant has a lot to improve, especially from the keeping point of view and from the batting point of view as well,” he added.
MS Dhoni is one of the best wicket-keeper India has ever produced. MS Dhoni bags numerous records under his name which makes him stand unique from other wicket-keepers.