Rishabh Pant, who plays wicketkeeper and bats for India, has received a significant amount of criticism for his performance in white-ball cricket. Even though Pant’s performance in his most recent Twenty20 matches has been rather poor, there are some who are calling for him to be removed from the One-Day International team as well because of his form in the shorter format. Dinesh Karthik, a senior Indian wicket-keeper batter, has encouraged Pant’s detractors to look at the two items independently and not combine them in their analysis.
Dinesh Karthik provided additional support for Pant’s candidacy in the 50-over format by drawing attention to his batting average in the most recent matches, which include a century.
Pant was not a member of the Indian team that suffered a defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in the first one-day international. However, KL Rahul, the player who replaced Pant as the team’s wicket-keeper and who also led the team in batting average, was the player with the most runs scored.
Karthik does not want Pant to be overlooked in favour of Rahul for the position of wicketkeeper in the long run; nevertheless, it is still too early to tell which scenario would play out.
Karthik stated in an interview with Cricbuzz that it is impossible for anyone to argue that Pant should be removed from the one-day international format. Pant should be given opportunities to play in the 50-over format, according to Karthik, who is of the belief that this should be the case. However, if he is unable to provide results, the team ought to “move on” to another option.
“It’s important that we look at it in its own right. Above the course of his last ten innings in one-day cricket, he has an average of over 45. In the series that was just finished in England, he scored 120 (125 not out), which was certainly the score that won the match.
“When someone has done extremely well for themselves, you cannot look at them and say, ‘Oh, he should be gone from one-day cricket,'” Karthik said. “So he’s done very well for himself, and when someone has done very well for themselves, you cannot say that.”
“I believe, you know, you need to give him the opportunity to be out there and do well, and if he doesn’t do well, then go on,” I told her. “I think you need to give him the opportunity to be out there and do well.”
However, you cannot simply walk away just because he has done something else in a different presentation approach. In my opinion, that is something that treats the gamer in a manner that is not fair.
“I believe that because of the amount of cricket, particularly Twenty20 that is played, obviously, people are comparing that and combining those scores and saying, ‘Oh, he hasn’t done well.'” That is not the perspective we should have with regard to the situation.
Pant is not included in India’s team for the one-day international series against Bangladesh, but it is anticipated that he would be fit and ready to play in the test match.