Rishabh Pant was asked about the three attributes required to be a good wicketkeeper-batsman ahead of the series against South Africa.
In the last few years, Rishabh Pant has gone from strength to strength. In all three formats of Indian cricket, he is currently the No. 1 candidate for the wicketkeeper’s position. Pant’s ascension has been rapid, and he will be the vice-captain of Team India in the forthcoming T20I series against South Africa, which begins on Thursday. Rishabh Pant has not looked back since his match-winning performance at the Gabba in Brisbane in 2020-21, which helped India to a memorable 2-1 Test series win in Australia. He has also led the Delhi Capitals of the Indian Premier League, which adds to his burgeoning star in Indian cricket.
Rishabh Pant was asked about the three attributes needed to be a good wicketkeeper-batsman before of the series against the Proteas. Pant’s response is a valuable lesson for aspiring cricketers.
Advice for wicket keeper – Rishabh Pant
“One characteristic I believe you have is the ability to keep yourself nimble, because wicketkeeping requires you to work in a variety of situations. So, if you’re agile enough, you’ll be able to assist a wicketkeeper. Second, keep an eye on the ball till the very finish. So, as a wicketkeeper, we get used to knowing when the ball is coming and we feel relaxed. So, until you catch the ball, you need keep an eye on it “Rishabh Pant stated in an SGTV podcast.
“Finally, remain disciplined and continue to improve your techniques. Everyone has a distinct style, but getting closer to the base will benefit everyone.”
Rishabh Pant’s performance against South Africa will be scrutinized because he had a poor IPL season and would like to add to the team’s cause. Although Pant’s spot in the team is certain, he will aim to maintain his reputation as India’s top wicket-keeper batter with strong performances.
Pant’s wicket-keeping abilities have vastly improved as he has advanced through his international cricket career. Rishabh Pant talked about how he got into wicket-keeping at a young age in the podcast.
“In each game, I strive to offer everything I have. I was a wicket-keeper batsman from the beginning. I began wicket-keeping when I was a child. My father, too, was a wicketkeeper. That’s how I got my start as a wicketkeeper ” Rishabh Pant said this on the SG podcast.