Although Virat Kohli was dismissed by Kyle Jamieson on day three of the World Test Championship (WTC) final, the wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant’s slow approach and dismissal caught the attention of experts, analysts, and critics alike. The 23-year-old had to play 20 dot balls before he could get started. Many commentators praised the wicketkeeper-patience batter’s until he opted to chase Jamieson’s wide delivery and was caught for four runs. Nasser Hussain Opens Up About Rishabh Pant’s Dismissal
Nasser Hussain Opens Up About Rishabh Pant’s Dismissal, explains how Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri & Co. can ‘handle’ him in future
Pant’s dismissal effectively ruined India’s chances of compiling a total of 250 or more in Southampton. The left put in all the hard yards for 20 balls and gained a feel for the pitch before surrendering his wicket.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain was disappointed with Pant’s dismissal. Hussain is also a member of the commentary team, and he saw the batter’s dismissal by Jamieson.
“I mean he could have done something different. It was a wide ball that he could have left alone. The way Jamieson was smart, from around the wicket, the angles went with Jamieson. If he swings it in, he takes the LBW out of the equation. So, he went over the wicket and there was a review that was just clipping. The technique is not there. He’s not moved his foot across and it’s a dangerous shot,” Hussein told in an interview.
‘Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli are the best men to handle him’- Nasser Hussain
Despite his inability to get going this time, Pant remains a key component of the team, as demonstrated by his ability to turn the game fast. The cricketer-turned-commentator believes that captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri are the finest individuals to handle him. Aside from the WTC final, India will play five Tests in England.
“The management and the handling of Rishabh Pant going forward is going to be crucial. Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli are the best men to handle him because they are just going to let him be. You just can’t sit Rishabh Pant down and saying why did he do that. He’s just not that sort of a cricketer. They have to let him go and let him express himself.