Rishabh Pant is an aggressive batsman. This quality sometimes goes in his favor and the same thing backfires. In Australia, Pant did the work of winning India with his style. But his claim against New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship did not work.
On Wednesday, the left-handed batsman tried to dominate the Kiwi bowlers but this effort went in vain. Former captain Sunil Gavaskar expressed displeasure over the way Pant was dismissed.
Gavaskar, reacting to Pant’s innings, said that there is a slight difference between being careless and careless. Pant tried to play the shot several times in his innings against New Zealand and Gavaskar did not like this.
Gavaskar said during the commentary itself, ‘There is a very fine difference between being careless and careless. Pant has crossed the line between carefree and carefree this time.
He said, ‘A couple of times he tried to play big shots after crossing the score of 90 and could not complete his century. There has always been a problem with Pant regarding shot selection. Otherwise his defense is good, he has all the shots and also the technique.
When Pant came to the crease against New Zealand, the Indian team had lost two wickets in a hurry. When Pant came out to bat in the first session of the reserve day, there were a lot of expectations from him. He also got a lifeline early in the innings when Tim Southee dropped a catch at slips. However, even after this, he tried to play the shot several times by going ahead.
Gavaskar annoyed by the way Pant was dismissed