Previous Australia captain Ricky Ponting assumes Indian wicketkeeper & batsman Rishabh Pant needs to work on improving his wicketkeeping skills, following a poor performance behind the stumps on the first day of the third Test.
The 46-year-old says that Team India was lucky that Rishabh Pant’s dropped catches didn’t cost them much.
Despite losing the toss again, the Indian players still performed above the mark by picking up the wicket of David Warner in an early slot. They could have dismissed young Will Pucovski when he just 26. Be that as it may, Rishabh Pant dropped a catch off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin.
Pucovski gave one more opportunity to Rishabh Pant to make up for himself, as the young player mistakenly bounced off the ball high in the air on the bowling of Mohammad Siraj. Still, the infirmed wicket-keeping of Pant opened another life for him.
In a wording with cricket.com.au, Ricky Ponting explained that Rishabh Pant needs to buckle up & become a better wicketkeeper as such casualty in fielding & catching could be very costly for the whole Indian cricket team.
“The ones (dropped gets) today are two that ought to be taken basically like that. It’s probably lucky for Rishabh that Pucovski didn’t go on and make a major hundred or a twofold hundred and taking a gander at the wicket, it would seem that a mind-blowing surface,” Ponting said.