VVS Laxman Disclosed Why Rishabh Is Getting Chance In the Playing XI

Indian team reserved coach VVS Laxman revealed why Rishabh Pant is still in the playing XI despite of bad performances in white ball cricket. His record in ODIs is not so impressive he has 885 runs to his name with an average of 35.62 and his worst performance has been seen in the T20Is, he has 987 runs with a strike rate of 126.37 to his name.

In the ongoing series with New Zealand, he has scored 32 runs whenever he got to bat, and his performance in the T20 World Cup was also very lousy, as he has scored 27 runs against South Africa, 3 against Zimbabwe and only 6 runs in the all-important semi-final clash.

The wicketkeeper batter Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan are still waiting to get a place in the playing XI and their performance is far better than Rishabh Pant in white ball format. On backing Pant, Laxman broke his silence on why Indian team management continuously backed Pant despite of low performance than expected.

“It’s about giving them opportunities and also informing them whenever they aren’t picked. Pant has been doing well at no.4, not too long ago he has scored an important century at Old Trafford and it’s important to back him. T20 cricket has given batters more confidence about clearing the grounds no matter how big the outfields are, they also work a lot with the range-hitting,” Laxman said to Prime Video.

Rishabh Pant’s performance is not even up to the mark but still, he is getting a place the in the XI. His replacement Sanju Samson is sitting on the bench and sometimes he didn’t even select in the squad, he has started his career with a blistering performance and has scored 330 runs in just 11 innings with an outstanding average of 66.00, and he only get to bat in the first match against New Zealand in the series. Earlier, Sanju Samson wasn’t picked in the T20 World Cup squad thus his fans got angry and trolled the selectors.

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