Manjrekar said – you can not change Pant, just as they want to play, let them play the same way
Karthik got an opportunity to replace him in Team India's World Cup squad
new Delhi. Former cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has praised Rishabh Pant. Manjrekar has said that Pant is Virender Sehwag of the present generation. Their way of playing is the same. They should play the same way they want.
Pant made 49 off 21 balls in the Eliminator match
Manjrekar said in his tweet, "This should be treated differently with the batsman. They should be encouraged for a natural game. You can either select them or not take them in the team, but you can not change them.
Pant made his team Delhi capitals reach the threshold of victory by playing 49 runs off 21 balls in the Eliminator-1 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday. Pant was chosen as the Man of the Match. Pant has so far scored 450 runs in this 12 matches with an average of 37.5 and 163.63 strike rate. He has also done three half-centuries in the tournament so far.
BCCI President Prasad also praised Pant, Manjrekar said, "Pant could not find a place in the Indian team for the World Cup to be held in England from May 30. In their place selectors have included Dinesh Karthik as the wicketkeeper in the team.
BCCI President MSK Prasad had said about the selection of Pant in the Indian team for the World Cup, "When Mahendra Singh Dhoni's injury was to be selected, one of Pant or Karthik was to be selected but in important matches, wicketkeeping It is also very important, which led to selection of Kartik in the team. "