Delhi youngster Rishabh Pant has taken a huge jump in his cricketing career in the recent times. Pant came into the spotlight because of his prolific run in the ICC U19 World Cup last year. Soon after that, he got the chance to play for Delhi in Ranji trophy and he had made the most of the opportunity by scoring around 1000 runs in the season with a top score of a brilliant 308. His selection in the national squad for the T20 series against England later this month is truly justified through his performances.
Talking to was cricket about his future plans, Pant said, “(I am) pretty happy with my selection right now. I don’t think too much, I am enjoying my selection. (I work) on my fitness, wicket (keeping) and batting, that is what is helping (me) out. Before the season I had a good offseason with my trainer and that’s what (is) helping me.”
Pant is excited to have a conversation with MS Dhoni, he said, “I am trying to learn from Dhoni Bhai (MS Dhoni) since a long time, but time never came, because he was different (in different teams). Now since the opportunity has come, I will get to learn a lot of wicket-keeping (from him) and he will make the mindset good.”
During the U19 Wold Cup, Pant has learned a bunch of things from the former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid. He acknowledged that Dravid had helped him to add discipline in his game play. He explained, “With Rahul (Dravid) sir, you learn discipline, how to carry oneself, all these things are to learn. In the middle of the season, he won’t trouble a player, especially in the off-season when I will get time. I will definitely speak to Rahul Sir. I like all the formats. If anyone gets picked for India, he will be obviously happy. All the coaches wish that I definitely play Test cricket and I also wish that I will play Test cricket."