Dale Steyn Prominent Remark on Rishabh Pant: “Good Players Learn From Their Mistakes, He Has Not”
In four games of the current series between India and South Africa, Rishabh Pant has tallied 57 runs.
Dinesh Karthik, who played his debut T20I in 2006, is still showcasing his talent in the game’s shortest format. He scored his first fifty in the shortest format against South Africa in the fourth T20I of the five-match series on Friday, 16 years after his T20I debut, aiding India in tying the series. With the aid of 9 fours and 2 sixes, the 37-year-old went on to score 55 runs off just 27 balls.
Stand-in skipper Rishabh Pant, on the other hand, has had trouble with the bat thus far, scoring just 57 runs in four games. So, Pant appears to be repeating the same errors, according to former Proteas pacer Dale Steyn.
“In this series, Pant gets four chances, but he consistently makes the same errors. You may also believe that successful athletes learn from their errors, but he has not. DK has consistently displayed his class as a player by simply coming out. Choose a player who is in good shape if you want to win the World Cup. There are some players that teams will choose based on reputation. But DK is in such great form that, if he keeps it up, he will be one of the first names on the plane when India travels for the World Cup later this year “on ESPNcricinfo’s “T20 Time Out,” Dale Steyn said.
Dale Steyn continued by referring to Karthik: “DK has been in outstanding shape. He has improved considerably this year. And he plays with the mindset of a wicketkeeper and reads the game really well. Is aware of what the bowlers are attempting to do. And supports this knowledge with excellent talent. He sweeps in reverse, sweeps, and laps. They are shots being played by someone who reads and comprehends the game and is aware of the bowler’s expected delivery before he steps up to the crease.”
The bowlers are put under pressure on ball one. And the guys don’t really have an answer because he attacks the first and last balls of the over.
So, Karthik started to tee off after walking out to bat in the 13th over and helped India score 169/6 in 20 overs for victory in the fourth T20I.
In the fourth T20I, Team India easily held South Africa to 87 while holding a 169-point lead. The most effective bowler was Avesh Khan, who finished with four wickets.
The series finale will now take place on Sunday night at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium.