Rohit Sharma advocates patience with Rishabh Pant


Rishabh Pant is a rising star in Indian cricket and in both white ball formats, the youngster has had some memorable innings. Although there is a lot of competition for the wicket keeper batsman spot in the Indian Cricket Team, Rishabh Pant has Rohit Sharma’s trust.

Sanju Samson is coming off an execellent domestic season form and an impeccable double century for Kerala in the Vijay Hazare trophy. However, Rohit Sharma hints at Pant over Samson in this selection dilemma while speaking at the IND vs Bangladesh t20i series’ opening match press conference.

“[Both Samson and Pant] are really talented but we have stuck with Rishabh Pant all this while. And this is the moment that he embraces more, this is the format that gave him a lot of attention. This is the format where he excelled to start with and caught people’s attention.

“We have to stick with him for a while and see how he performs and what he does. We have seen how well he can take the game forward when he has his day. We just have to back him more. He has hardly played 10-15 T20 matches so it is still too soon to judge whether he is good or not. There is a lot of time left before we pass any judgement on [Pant],” Rohit said.

“We have got to see the conditions, what the pitch has to offer because a lot has got to do with how the pitch is going to play. If the pitch is low and slow, slower bowlers come into play a lot. Which means we might have to play three spinners. If the pitch has some grass and we feel there might be some bounce as well, we might play three seamers as well. Everything depends on the conditions,” Rohit said.