“He’s entertaining but very frustrating to watch,” says former Australian spinner Brad Hogg on Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant is in limelight because of his shot selection in Johannesburg Test in the second innings. Ex-Australian spinner Brad Hogg feels that Rahul Dravid shouldn’t talk with him regarding the shot selection he made during the second Test against South Africa.


Former Australian spin bowler Brad Hogg feels that Rishabh Pant was in a different state of mind when he made a wrong and controversial shot selection during the second innings of the Johannesburg Test. He was out on duck in that innings and was in a limelight after that because of his shot selection. A few days back Indian cricket team’s head coach Rahul Dravid made a statement that he’ll be talking with wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant regarding his approach on the ball he got out.

The Indian team lost the second Test which was held in Johannesburg and South Africa with a massive 7-wicket victory leveled the series by 1-1. It was really a disappointing result for the Indian team. Rishabh Pant was trolled for his shot selection after that match. Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg feels that Rishabh Pant is entertaining but sometimes frustrating to watch as he approached that innings very badly. He feels that he shouldn’t have made that shot selection as the team was in a difficult situation and they were in need of a good partnership at that time.

“He’s entertaining but very frustrating to watch – either making a big score or having a brain fade and getting out early which he did in the Johannesburg Test when the team really needed him to lift. He was receiving a few verbals, you could see there was a bit of eagerness. It wasn’t the Rishabh Pant that we know,” said Brad Hogg on his official YouTube channel.

Ex-Australian spinner thinks that head coach Rahul Dravid doesn’t need to talk to Pant about that as he feels Pant can play way better than the innings he played in Johannesburg and will be doing good in the coming matches. Despite some controversies regarding his selection for the last Test, he has been named on the Indian team sheet for the Cape Town Test which is a series decider.