Delhi capitals Coach, Ricky Ponting hopes Rishabh Pant will play at least three World Cup. Accordingly, Dinesh Kartik made a position on the World Cup-19 squad over Rishabh pant for the middle order that made a mixed opinion among the experts and Ricky Ponting repeated it.
Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting was the latest to join the second list. Mentioning that there is still a bright future in front of the 21-year-old. Who according to the former Australia captain will play in ‘three or four World Cups’.
Ricky Ponting made a conversation with Rishabh Pant
Delhi Coach Ricky Ponting made a conversation with Rishabh Pant and found him disappointed, “I had a quick chat to him on Monday night. He seems to have taken it pretty well. There’s no doubt that he’s disappointed, I’m sure he would have loved to have been in that squad, as a lot of other players would have as well. But the thing that he has to remember, and we all have to remember, he’s still very, very young. He’s got an opportunity to play potentially in another three or four World Cups during the course of his career.”
Ricky Ponting thinks Rishabh pant is appropriate for the middle order and is capable for the playing eleven. “I surprised when he left out of the squad. Then I thought he’ll be in and I thought he’ll actually play in the starting eleven. I thought that someone like him batting at No. 4 or 5 in their side would have just been that sort of player who could have had that X-factor about him that could have been the difference between India and some other teams in the World Cup.”
The coach also added on the issue, “One thing that we know about Indian cricket is that there is a lot of depth around, particularly around the batting side. Unfortunately this time Rishabh is the one that has missed out but as I said, I think knowing what he’s like and the talent he’s got I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t play at least three World Cups before his career is over.”
Ricky Ponting added too. “I think it’s really important now that he focuses on the little things that are going to make him a good player for us. There’s nothing he can do now. Obviously doesn’t matter how many runs he scores from here on until the World Cup starts. He can’t get into that squad. What he can only focus on now is win games for the Delhi Capitals. I think there’s enough motivation there for him with that, he’s talked a lot about wanting to be a successful part of a successful Delhi team. We’ve got that opportunity now over the next month.”
Ponting explained the importance of Rishabh Pant for India team
Ponting explained the importance of Rishabh Pant for India team. “What’s been a negative thing for him, not picked in the Indian team. I think it’ll be a really positive thing for the Delhi Capitals. I’m really happy that that decision made now and he can focus just on being the best player that he can be for the Capitals through the back half of this tournament. As I said a few games ago, he won one game for us single-handle. Which is the game in Mumbai, he had a big impact in that game that we won in Kolkata and I’m sure with the time that goes on you’ll see him win more games for us.”
Delhi Capitals coach thinks Rishabh Pant is patient and conclude with. “I don’t think he’s impatient, he’s a very smart player. He sums up conditions very well, he sums up situations in games very well as far as I’m concerned. But then they’ve got their reasons for not having him in the World Cup squad. I know what I know of him, he’s a very talent. And very determine player. I actually think that him missing out, you might see a different player in the back half of this IPL. His determination while shining through and I’m sure he’ll score heavily in the back half of this tournament.”
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Therefore, Delhi capitals Coach, Ricky Ponting hopes Rishabh Pant will play at least three World Cup. Hope Rishabh Pant will get something better in the future.