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Rishabh Pant Capable Deputy For MS Dhoni, Says Ricky Ponting

With a large number of hopes on Rishabh Pant to emerge as a succesful successor to MS Dhoni at the back of the stumps for India as soon as the 37-year-old retires, former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has subsidized the teen to be Dhoni’s deputy within the upcoming Global Cup, slated to start on Might 30 in England and Wales. “If he can win a few video games for us (IPL facet Delhi Capitals) then the entirety might be forgotten. I will be able to’t see any person higher than him as a 2d wicketkeeper in that Indian Global Cup squad,” Ponting stated.

Ponting, who’s recently with Delhi Capitals within the capability of head trainer, stated Pant will step into his personal with a couple of confidence-building knocks within the upcoming IPL, a match the place he has all the time finished neatly.   


India’s 15-member squad for the showpiece match continues to be to be picked and Ponting has stated some excellent knocks from Pant for the Delhi Capitals would make him the favorite.

Particularly, Pant was once subjected to “Dhoni, Dhoni” chants in Mohali all the way through the fourth One-Day Global between India and Australia after the stumper overlooked a few stumping possibilities. 

“I believe it is in truth a large activity for me and the coaches when he is available in, to make him overlook what is took place in the previous few days. He is most likely fortunate it took place within the closing couple of video games. It could had been exhausting to play all 5 video games underneath that more or less force. Now he is again in a contest the place he has ruled prior to now,” Ponting stated.

Pant has been termed as Dhoni’s successor however the Delhi boy hasn’t won many alternatives within the presence of the skilled stumper. 

Alternatively, with Dhoni more likely to retire after the Global Cup, the Delhi lad would get extra alternatives to exhibit his ability.

(With IANS Inputs)

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