Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant has not been batting at his ferocious best in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 as it seems like he is taking the pressure on himself. Former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag has opined that the southpaw batter should play freely and play his natural game in the tournament. However, it is not working for the young wicket-keeper batter and the results are also not in his team’s favor.
Delhi Capitals have lost two games out of the three that they have played and unless they win against KKR it seems like things are getting difficult for them. During a recent chat with Cricbuzz, Virender Sehwag shed some light on the whole issue surrounding Rishabh Pant.
Talking about Pant, Virender Sehwag said, “The only thing Rishabh Pant needs to worry about is the approach with which he is playing. Wins and losses will keep happening. The number of deliveries he played, 30 or 32 balls, in that many deliveries you can score 60 runs. So if Pant scored 20 more runs, then it would have proved costly for LSG, but those runs weren’t scored.”
He further elaborated, “Pant should not change his approach. He should play with freedom. The day he fires, he will win the match for his team, we all know that. But if he thinks that ‘I am the captain so I should play with more responsibility,’ then I don’t think he will be very successful this year in the IPL. Because it is not his style to play with responsibility or he thinks that he has to be there till the end.”
Virender Sehwag concluded with the opinion that Rishabh Pant should come and punish the bad ball or rotate a strike, there shouldn’t be a third option in his mind. Sehwag opines that ant needs to have clear-cut thinking that if the ball in his radar, he should hit it, otherwise block it.