Former Pakistan player Salman Butt reckoned that Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has become predictable and needs to bat with more maturity.
Pant has always been put under a dilemma whether he should play his attacking game to boost his team’s score or play more in a conventional manner.
Rishabh Pant is very moody: Salman Butt
Even during the Test series against England, the 24-year-old player drew a lot of flak for throwing away his wicket on a few ocassions.
Butt is of the opinion that bowlers have started to anticipate the moves of the southpaw and is very predictable to read.
“He is very moody. Out of nowhere, he steps down and tries to hit out. And, he does this so frequently that other teams have started anticipating his moves. I think Rishabh Pant has become a little predictable.
“He will need to bat with a more mature mindset. He is so talented and has such a high range of strokes,” Butt said on his YouTube channel.
“But teams are aware that he will charge down the track either the first ball or after 2-3 deliveries. So he needs to work on that,” he added.
Rishabh Pant led Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021
Pant led Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 as the team management appointed him after regular skipper Shreyas Iyer was ruled out ahead of the first leg in India.
Despite Iyer returning back to the squad in the second leg in UAE, Pant continued as the captain for the remaining of the season.
Delhi Capitals topped the table with 20 points in the league stage but were knocked out after back to back losses against CSK and KKR in both rounds of Qualifier matches.
The wicketkeeper-batter scored 419 runs from 16 matches at the strike rate of 128.52.
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