Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Sunday talked about the struggle of Rishabh Pant, saying the wicketkeeper-batsman has been doing a thankless job and he certainly needs to be given enough chances to prove himself. He has been in the news since long – be it his batting or wicket keeping. Even he has done some wrong-doings in the recently concluded T20I series against Bangladesh.
”There are two-three thankless jobs in this game. One is the umpires’ job. If he gets nine decisions right but one decision wrong, the wrong one gets talked about. Same thing with the wicket-keepers, they can do 95 percent of the things right but the one miss is talked about,” Sunil Gavaskar told PTI. ”Same thing is happening at the moment with Rishabh. His lapses are talked about more when otherwise he is keeping well.”
Gavaskar’s comments came after the day when Rohit Sharma asked the critics to leave Rishabh Pant alone and let him do his job. With all the attention, Pant is feeling the pressure and so is the opener Shikhar Dhawan who has failed to make an impact in the series.
“There is pressure on everybody. Everybody needs to be given enough chances. That is for the selectors to decide, the adequate number of chances. There will be opportunities to try out players in the West Indies series (next month). There are enough opportunities for selectors to mix it up and see (what is working),” Gavaskar concluded.