Indian Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said – no player wants to sit out
Rishabh Pant scored 197 runs in last 9 matches, 2 catches and 4 stumps out as wicketkeeper
Dainik BhaskarFeb 20, 2020, 11:23 AM IST Sports Desk. Indian Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has made a big statement about wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant on Thursday. Rahane said that it is important for Pant to accept the difficult times. Also, they should focus on improving their game. Actually, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is away from cricket since World Cup 2019. In his absence Pant was given a chance in all three formats (ODIs, T20s and Tests). But due to poor form, Pant was replaced by Lokesh Rahul in ODIs and T20s. At the same time, Wriddhiman Saha has been included as a wicketkeeper in the Test.
The first match of the two-Test series between India and New Zealand will be played in Wellington on Friday. For this, both players are in the Indian team. Pant has scored 197 runs in the last 5 T20s and 4 ODIs. During this time he has taken 2 catches and 4 stumps out as a wicketkeeper.
Try to learn positively
Rahane said, "It is very important that you accept whatever phase you are going through. Take it positively. Also try to learn from every single player. It is not about senior or junior. No player wants to sit out, but the need of the team in every match should be understood. We have to accept every situation. After this, work hard and improve your game as a cricketer. "
Sportsman should know his role: Rahane
Rahane said, "As a player you should focus on your game. After this, keep an eye on the opportunity you get in future. It is important to accept where you stand. Rishabh bats at number 6 or 7 in the team. So whenever given a chance, they should pay special attention and know their role. It is very easy. "
Indian Test team: Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Riddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jaspreet Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ishant Sharma.