Rishabh Pant will do well to learn from others’ mistakes rather than make his own, according to former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener. In an interview with the PTI, the 48-year-old said that the left hander’s average of 22.90 in ODIs and 21.57 in T20Is doesn’t do justice to the kind of talent he has. Klusener has seen the youngster’s development closely during his tenure as the bowling coach of the Delhi senior team last year.
The 1999 World Cup’s Player of the Tournament reckons that the flamboyancy the left-hander possesses along with his reckless shot selection is an indication that he is getting ahead of himself.
“It would hard for me to pinpoint but with a phenomenal talent like that, one always tends to get a bit ahead of himself,” said Klusener, who is currently touring India with the South African team as their batting coach.
“He needs to give himself time to get in and that bit of time will allow him to showcase his talent,” he added.
The Protea all-rounder who played 49 Tests and 171 ODIs for his side also claimed that it would be great if Pant can soak in advice from all the great seniors in the Indian set-up.
“It’s wonderful to have the talent like Rishabh in the twilight years of MS Dhoni’s career. From an Indian point of view, maybe they should try and get him to contribute more. He has some wonderful coaches and players around him so take their advice but at the same time don’t curb your natural talent,” he advised the young keeper.