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Kumar Sangakkara’s advice for struggling Rishabh Pant

Kumar Sangakkara’s advice for struggling Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant, the wicket-keeper batsman of India, is now seen as the future of the country. Having big shoes to fill, Pant started his Test career really well, but his white-ball cricket is still leaving a lot to be desired evident from the batting averages of 22.90 in ODIs and 19.88 in T20Is. Moreover, his glove-work hasn’t been ideal.

All this landed the youngster in a pool of criticism. However, former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara came forward to share a piece of advice for Pant. The legendary figure said that Pant needs to keep things simple without trying too many things, but he shouldn’t lose what he is known for.

Highlighting the need to allow Pant to play freely, the 42-year old advised the Indian management to back their struggling player. Moreover, Sangakkara urged Pant to pay special attention to record neat and tidy performances behind the stumps, which would augment his confidence to come out good in the overall scheme of the things.