Rishabh Pant Took Wicket-keeping Tips From MS Dhoni During Warm-up Game
By CricShots - Oct 21, 2021 4:10 pm
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 Team India’s mentor, MS Dhoni will be serving the country for the T20 World Cup 2021, and on Wednesday, he was seen imparting his wicket-keeping skills to Rishabh Pant besides the boundary line during the warm-up match against Australia. Pant was rested for the game and Ishan Kishan was donning the wicket-keeping gloves. During the match, a video of Pant receiving tips from Dhoni just outside the boundary ropes went viral.

MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant

In the video, Pant was keeping wickets while Dhoni was bowling to him. From the looks of it, Dhoni was making the 24-year-old understand the nuances of wicketkeeping. Both Pant and Kishan will be expecting to learn a lot from Dhoni during the T20 World Cup. Here is the video of the incident:

India won the warm-up game against Australia on Wednesday comfortably. Batting first, the Aaron Finch-led team made a decent recovery from the initial hiccups, with Steve Smith’s 57 and Glenn Maxwell’s 37 powering the innings. Marcus Stoinis also made an extended cameo as he amassed 41 in just 25 balls, as Australia posted 152/5.

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For India, R Ashwin was in brilliant form as the spin wizard took a couple of wickets – David Warner and Mitchell Marsh – and gave away just eight runs in his two overs. Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Rahul Chahar claimed one wicket each.

The target was never difficult for India as openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul started fireworks from the very beginning. Rohit made a well-deserved fifty. After Rohit (60) and Rahul (39), Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya did the rest. Team India won the match by eight wickets with more than two overs to spare.

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India had also won its first warm-up game against England on Monday. Despite putting up a total of 188, England failed to restrict India. The Men in Blue won the match by seven wickets. India will face arch-rivals Pakistan in its first league match of the T20 World Cup on Sunday.