Rishabh Pant, the wicket-keeper batsman of India, is meant to replace the legendary figure Mahendra Singh Dhoni. However, things haven’t fared well for him. A Test average of 38.76, ODI average of 26.71 and T20I average of 20.50 cannot justify the potential of Pant.
As a result, Virat Kohli and company looked towards Lokesh Rahul to take up the glove work and he grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Therefore, it would be really hard for Pant to break into the national team.
Amid all this, the 22-year old received a valuable advice from the former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin. The veteran of 66 Tests, 126 ODIs and 34 T20Is urged the Indian cricketer to make his own identity and not copy anyone else. This, in opinion of Haddin, would allow Pant to play freely and express himself properly on the field.
“You bring your own style to the team. When I got a chance to play for Australia, I couldn’t try to be an Adam Gilchrist or Ian Healy. Therefore, I had to bring my own unique style to the game and it worked,” the 42-year old said while encouraging Pant to come hard.