Rishabh Pant’s glove-work is technically incorrect, opines Farokh Engineer



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10 Jan 2019, 10:32 IST

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant may need created a brand new document for an Indian wicket keeper by taking 11 catches in a Take a look at in Australia, however former stumper Farokh Engineer says the Delhi teen has a number of technical issues in his main job, whereas praising the left hander’s batting heroics.

Engineer mentioned Pant reminds him of his younger days.

“His (Pant’s) method is similar as M S Dhoni’s. However do not reward him sky-high for the time being. Encourage him. (However) He is technically so incorrect,” mentioned the one-time flamboyant wicket keeper batsman at Legends Membership’s speak present on the Cricket Membership of India right here Wednesday night.

Pant had additionally scored a blazing hundred, the primary by an Indian wicket keeper in Australia, within the drawn remaining Take a look at at Sydney to prime his document variety of catches behind the stumps within the first match of the collection at Adelaide.

Pant’s flamboyant batting exploits, nonetheless, have impressed Engineer a lot that he questioned how the Indian selectors can afford to depart him out in favour of the seasoned Dhoni for this 12 months’s World Cup in England.

“Query is, for the World Cup will you decide Dhoni? How are you going to drop Pant? He is executed so effectively. These are the questions for the selectors the three selectors who between them should have performed one and a half Exams,” he mentioned, earlier than he was corrected that there was a five-man choice panel now with two extra additions to the listing.

“I do not need to sound harsh. Give him time. He (Pant) will enhance. I want I might have a few occasions with him to make him a great wicket keeper,” mentioned Engineer.

Explaining additional, Engineer mentioned Pant snatches the ball, will get up too early and doesn’t transfer his ft.

” wicket keeper strikes his ft, goes to the ball and doesn’t dive on a regular basis; makes use of his ft on a regular basis,” the Mumbai-born stumper of the 1960s and 1970s mentioned.

“He is younger he’ll study from errors. Wicket- preserving just isn’t taught, it is a pure factor. He has to iron out sure elementary issues. I really like his method, however the best way he received out within the first Take a look at when India have been in hassle,” he mentioned.

” He received out to a silly shot. If he had executed that in our time he wouldn’t have performed one other Take a look at. However he buckled down later. He is such a great, pure participant. I want him all of the luck. I’m certain his wicket preserving will enhance,” he mentioned.

“Dhoni was the identical, was dropping straight ahead balls. Sachin (Tendulkar) introduced him over to me in England once I was commentating for ESPN. I mentioned what do you do and he mentioned – I see the ball, take my eyes off it anticipating it to come back into the gloves and I mentioned ‘it is best to watch the ball proper until it comes into the glove’,” mentioned Engineer.

Engineer mentioned presently there have been hardly any stumpers who make the groups on the power of their wicket preserving skills however somewhat as batsmen who might preserve wickets.

“There aren’t any wicket-keeper batsmen; all are batsmen-wicket keepers who can rating runs and likewise preserve wickets. In Take a look at cricket you possibly can’t afford to drop a catch. It doesn’t come typically,” he mentioned.

He additionally praised the Indian crew for creating historical past by turning into the primary from the subcontinent to say a Take a look at collection win (2-1) on Australian soil.

“I had a beautiful textual content message from (chief coach of crew) Ravi Shastri once I despatched a congratulatory message. He has executed a terrific job. He, Virat Kohli, our tempo bowlers and the way can I overlook (Cheteshwar) Pujara? He is a stone-waller – the get-me-out, come-to-me kind of (batsman). He drained out all of the (Australian) bowlers. Individuals like Pant and Virat capitalised on the drained bowlers,” he mentioned.

“And Australia have been with out (the banned Steve) Smith and (David) Warner. However it was not our fault they weren’t accessible. All credit score to our crew, specifically the tempo bowlers. They achieved one thing which we could not. However we performed towards some khadoos (cussed) elevens and most of those gamers wouldn’t make these groups,” Engineer remarked.

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