Robin Uthappa Feels Rishabh Pant Deserves A Break From Competitive Cricket
By CricShots - Nov 23, 2021 3:39 pm
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The veteran Indian batter, Robin Uthappa feels that decision to drop Rishabh Pant was due and he deserves a break after making himself available to play anything and everything without complaining in the last couple of years. Uthappa also said that it’s just a matter of time before he regains his form.

rishabh pant
Rishabh Pant

India registered a clean sweep against New Zealand in a three-match T20I series at home. The win was a confidence booster for the team after their disappointing run in the T20 World Cup 2021. However, India’s middle-order looked out of touch especially, Rishabh Pant, who played out of character knocks of 17*, 12*, and 4 in three matches.

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Former India cricketer Robin Uthappa has opined that the reason behind the lean patch of Rishabh Pant can be the bubble fatigue. He also stated that Pant deserves a break to just switch off from the game as he has been playing anything and everything without complaint since July.

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa

Talking about the same during a chat on ESPNCricinfo, Robin Uthappa said, “Rishabh has been on the road with the Indian team for a couple of years non-stop. He has made himself available to play anything and everything without complaining. To be constantly in a bubble saps you. I am certain that also has an implication on the way he performs on the field.”

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He further added, “Maybe lack of clarity or mental fatigue, it could be just that as well. He is a high-class player and it’s a matter of time before he comes back and hits the ball the way we know he can. I think he deserves a bit of a break to just switch off from cricket.’

India will be locking horns with New Zealand against for a two-match Test series which is scheduled to be commencing on November 25.