Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting says Pant perfect for being Dhoni's deputy Rishabh Pant best option for second wicketkeeper after Dhoni: Ponting
Ponting said: Good performance in IPL can give him a world cup ticket
Ricky Ponting is coach of Delhi Capitals in IPL from last season
new Delhi. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting praised the wicketkeeping of Rishabh Pant. Ponting believes that Rishabh Pant is the best option for the second wicketkeeper after Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the World Cup. He said that good innings for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) can give Pant the ticket to go to World Cup. The World Cup will be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.
In Mohali, there was sloganeering of 'Dhoni and Dhoni' in front of Pant
Pant's performance in the fourth match of the five-ODI series against Australia was not good. They lost many catches and stumping opportunities. Australia also achieved the target of 359 runs. During the match, the Mohali crowd saw slogans 'Dhoni-Dhoni' by seeing Pant's poor keeping.
On this performance of Pant, Delhi Capitals Coach Ponting said, "It would be a difficult task for me to get them out of what happened with them in the past, in a way they are lucky that this happened to them. They will play again in that competition, where they have performed well. "
Ponting, who won Australia twice in his captaincy, said, "If Pant win some matches for us then he will forget everything. I do not see anyone better as the second wicketkeeper in the Indian World Cup team. "