Watch: Rishabh Pant breaks his silence over criticism for his poor batting form

 Watch: Rishabh Pant breaks his silence over criticism for his poor batting form

Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: Twitter)

During ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand, wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant has been facing the ire of the fans and former players. After all, he hasn’t been able to score a fifty, let alone match-winning runs. Also, Sanju Samson has been ignored to give him more chances which have also irked the fans. Meanwhile, ahead of the ongoing third ODI against the Kiwis, Pant broke his silence.

Ahead of the game, he spoke to the renowned commentator, Harsha Bhogle. The latter asked about the indifferent record in Test match cricket and white-ball format.

Harsha Bhogle: Maine Viru se bohut saal pahle ye sawal poocha tha, ab apse puch raha hu. Aapko dekhke lagta hai, white-ball game inki khaas baat hogi but aapka Test record sabse accha hai. (I had asked the same question to Sehwag, now I’ll ask you. Looking at you, we get the feeling that white-ball cricket is your USP but it’s your Test record that is better…)

Rishabh Pant: “Sir, record toh ek number hai. Mera white-ball record bhi kharab nahi hai. Thik hai T20 ka… (Sir, records are just numbers. My white-ball record is not bad either…)”

Harsha Bhogle (interrupting): “Main kharab nahi kar raha hu, comparison kar raha hu. (I’m not saying it’s bad, I’m comparing it with the Test numbers)”

Rishabh Pant: “Comparison karna toh sir apne life ka part hi nahi hai na. Abhi main 24-25 years ka hu, comparison karna hai toh jab main 30-32 ka ho jayunga tab karna, usse pahle toh koi logic nahi hai mere liye. (Doing comparisons is not a part of my life. I’m 24-25, if you want to compare, you can do that when I am 30-32).”

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Talking about the ongoing, the left-hander’s poor form continued. After scoring 10 runs, he was caught at deep square leg. India scored 196/7 in 44 overs, with Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal batting at the crease at the time of writing.


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