Mumbai: Former Indian bowler Ajit Agarkar believes that the young wicketkeeper has been put under too much pressure and he also says that Shreyas Iyer should go in before Pant to take off some pressure from his shoulders.
Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, he said, “I cannot believe that there is so much talk around a guy who has two Test hundreds away from India and who can play impactful innings. T20 can sometimes get you into trouble because you have to play shots and the ball was there to be hit, only the execution was not probably to what he would have liked.”
Regarding the dilemma of the No. 4 position, he said, “You also need to decide what you need from him. Do you want him to be a number 4 batsman who bats through the innings or you want him to be that impactful player and you are ready for those sorts of dismissals? But there is too much talk about it.”
“Maybe Shreyas Iyer, who has shown some good form, can come at No.4 and Pant could be dropped down the order and be asked to play freely. India can take the pressure off him. There is some unnecessary pressure put on that guy who is very young in his international career and has the potential to win games for India,” he added.
Rishabh Pant has come under a lot of scrutinies recently after a string of bad performances. He has also been asked by Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli to play stably and put the team in front of him....