Sangakkara to Rishabh Pant: Keep things simple and understand your weaknesses

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Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan batting legend advised young Rishabh Pant to keep things very easy while batting and keeping, if he wants to gather his confidence after a number of successive failures. Even though Pant started his Test career with centuries against the big fishes England and Australia, he has been struggling to find his natural game and his place in the Indian team lately.

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“It’s important for him (Pant) to keep things simple and understand his weakness. Once he is able to work on these areas, he needs to strategise and plan, because for him right now he needs to keep things simple and not be under pressure,” said the former Lanka captain.

“It’s also important for someone to talk to him on his batting and keep him off the pressure and let him be free with his game,” he added.

The veteran keeper also reckons that Pant must improve his anticipation behind the stumps as the youngster has been struggling against Bangladesh, in the ongoing T20I series.

“As a wicketkeeper, it’s important to be neat and tidy behind the stumps which will give him confidence and put him in a better position to help his captain in calling for reviews,” Sanga advised.

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