The third and final match of the three ODI series being played between India and New Zealand is played in Christchurch. The Indian team did not perform better in this match. Batting first, India lost wickets at regular intervals. The talented batsman Rishabh Pant once again failed. He came out after scoring just 10 runs. There were a lot of expectations placed on him in the third game. BCCI selectors have trusted Pant as much as probably no cricketer has in recent years. Pant is often praised by many cricket pundits from India and abroad. But he has disappointed so far in white ball cricket. If Pant has one innings left, then most of the time he has struggled in white-ball cricket.
In July this year, Rishabh Pant played an unbeaten innings of 125 runs in the ODI match played against England in Manchester. After that entry, he was eclipsed. Pant has since played 14 innings in all formats of international cricket. During this, his bat gave up just 244 runs. Meanwhile, he was only able to score 25 runs in two innings of the last three ODIs. Even if the team management trusts his abilities. But Pant hasn’t lived up to management’s trust. Recently, questions about his physical condition have also been raised.
The Indian selectors have faith in Pant, so they cannot think about him. Many cricket analysts also praise Rishabh Pant. But he hasn’t played any explosive innings since July that deserve praise. Where is the merit of scoring just 244 runs in the last 14 innings in international cricket matches? Maybe if there was another goalie batter, he would have been kicked off the team by now. BCCI also takes a soft stance on Pant. But selectors should pay attention to the fact that Rishabh Pant doesn’t know how many up-and-coming goalkeepers get in the way of batsmen.