Own report: After Sunil Gavaskar, this time Rishabh Pant (Rishabh Pant) was cut off by another ex. Madan Lal thinks that he should be dropped from the starting XI of the Cape Town Test for taking undue wickets in the last Test. Another member of the 1983 World Cup winning team demanded that Wriddhiman Saha be given a chance in the last Test.
The young wicketkeeper is not in rhythm at all in the current Test series against South Africa. In the last four innings of the last two Tests, only 8, 34, 18 and 0 came from Pant’s bat. In the second innings of the Johannesburg Test, Panth was out after playing a bad shot in the face of pressure. After scoring 16 runs in the first innings of the last Test, he played only three balls in the second innings. Kagiso Rabada, who was in form, was left out of the crease to kill the 25-year-old. Not only that. He has failed miserably with the bat in the last ten innings. Returned to single digit five times. And Sunny can’t accept the way she was out last time.
And this time his former teammate Madan Lal said, “Panth should be given a little rest! The team has cricketers like Riddhiman Saha. Riddhi is the best as a keeper. He also has tact in batting. So Riddhi deserves a chance.” He then pointed his finger at Panth and said, “It’s time for Panth to think about how to bat in Tests. If he has any questions he should be put out now because expecting such a heinous shot from a real match winner.” It doesn’t matter. Panth should understand that he went down to bat for the team. Not for himself. ”
Madan Lal’s statement before the Cape Town Test must have reached the ears of the team management. Riddhi was unbeaten on 61 in the second innings despite a neck pain in the Green Park Test in Kanpur. However, head coach Rahul Dravid gave him a chance by showing confidence in Panth. There is no need to rewrite the fact that Virat Kohli has agreed to give this young man extra opportunity.
It remains to be seen whether the team management will show confidence in the Panth even after sinking the team in the last Test.