File image of Rishabh Pant.© BCCI
Rishabh Pant has gone from strength to strength over the past few years. He is currently the number 1 choice of goalkeeper in the Indian cricket team in all three formats. Pant’s rise has been tough as in the upcoming T20I series against South Africa, starting Thursday, he is also the vice-captain of Team India. Since playing a knockdown at Gabba, Brisbane, which gave India a memorable 2-1 win in the Test series in Australia in 2020-21, Pant has not looked back. He has also led the IPL Delhi Capitals team, which confirm his shares in Indian cricket are rising even more.
Before the series against Proteas, Pant was asked about the three qualities a person needs to have to be a good hitter. Pant’s answer is a lesson for budding crickets.
“I think one quality would be, you keep yourself agile, because in holding the ball you do different kinds of conditions. So if you’re agile enough, that helps a ball-keeper. Second thing, watch the ball until it’s over. So sometimes what happens as a keeper, we tend to know that the ball is coming and we become relaxed. So, until you catch the ball, you should watch it,” Pant said in a podcast on SGTV.
“And the third thing is – be disciplined and keep working on your technique. Everyone has a different technique but at the same time if you can get closer to the facility it helps everyone. “
Pant’s performance will focus on the match against South Africa as he has an IPL below par and looks forward to contributing to the team’s cause. Veteran Dinesh Karthik is also on the team and although Pant’s place in the team has been solidified, he certainly wants to keep his value as India’s top goalkeeping hitter with good performances. .
Pant’s ball-keeping skills have improved dramatically as he has progressed in his international cricket. In the podcast, Pant explains how he works to stay healthy early.
“I’m trying to give my 100% in every game. I’ve always been a wicket keeper. As a kid, I started keeping wicket. My father was also a wicket keeper. That’s how I started. keep the wicket,” Pant said on the SG podcast.
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