Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that Rishabh Pant has the ability to make a comeback. The wicketkeeper-batsman viewed as the ideal replacement for MS Dhoni after the former India skipper’s retirement announcement.
Rishabh Pant’s set back opens the window for MSD’s replacement. While Saha and KL Rahul’s names have hit for the wicket-keeper batsman’s replacement it’s still Pant’s who remains on top of the list.
After KL Rahul’s aggressive performance in the IPL 2020, the Indian selection committee would definitely look him as the aggressive batsman. In order to relieve him from the wicket-keeping burden, BCCI would lookout for the best alternate for MSD.
Harbhajan Singh backs Rishabh Pant
“Rishabh Pant has not been able to live up to the performance that was expected from him. But he is young, and we know that he has a lot of ability, and can do well in the future,” Harbhajan told Sports Tak.
“Even in the recently concluded IPL 2020, he did not have a very successful run. He did not score a lot for Delhi Capitals, but we know that he is a quality player, and if he wants to make a comeback to all the three formats of the game, then he will have to score runs and show his ability,” he added.
“I believe that he will be able to do that in the near future,” Harbhajan Singh said.
Rishabh Pant Performance in IPL 2020
Pant also had an insipid IPL in the UAE where he scored 343 runs in 14 games. He maintains an average of 31.18 and a strike rate of 113.35. He only scored a solitary fifty in the final against MI. But it was not enough to win DC their first IPL title.
Pant, though, was included in India’s Test squad but it will be interesting to see how the injury situation of Wriddhiman Saha develops over the coming weeks and the left-hander, who had a breakout season in 2018-19 in Australia, gets a chance to play a Test match in Australia this time around.