When India beat Visitors by an innings and 222 runs in the Mohali Test on Sunday, the faces of team Rohit as well as retired cricketers bloomed. Rishabh Pant was also one of the three performers who bestowed a bunch in this coup. Pant achieved 96 runs in the first innings. But another particular aspect that I got to see in the first Test was Pant’s wicketkeeping, which has given Dinesh Karthik a lot of solace.
Karthik lauded Pant and said that I reckon the batting of this southpaw is extremely promising and we can discuss a lot in this time, but if I say personally, then in this test, what made me talk about Pant. What impressed him more was his wicketkeeping. Dinesh said that Pant took some tremendous catches. There was one such catch from Pathun Nissanka, which was stunning.
Karthik said that whenever the off-spinner hit the ball in the rough region and it turned around, it was very impossible to catch it as it could not tell which ball would come in and which would come out. This stumper said that if the ball hits the bat, then it becomes even more hard. The only thing I liked about Pant was that his hand position was in the right position against the spinners.
On the change in technical facets, Dinesh said that hard work off the field is giving advantages to Pant. When you practice catching the ball close to the stumps, it is crucial that your pointers are in the right spot and this time it appeared that Pant toiled on that facet.
Karthik said that you can see that the hard work that Pant has done outside the field is now indicated in his keeping. Why couldn’t he do it, so it was a specialized blunder, which took him so extended to snap? Pant looked extremely strong in this test and I liked both the catches he took. These two were catches at the bottom and they made sure that their hands were not hard.