'He's not too worried about...': Ex-India Cricketer Backs Rishabh Pant's Aggressive Approach In T20 World Cup

Rishabh Pant has been in good form and the Indian wicketkeeper raned praises from a former Indian cricketer.
Rishabh Pant in action

Rishabh Pant in action

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India secured a place in the ICC T20 World Cup Super 8 with a seven wicket win over the USA at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. Rohit Sharma's team has a clean record so far winning all their matches in the tournament.
India join Australia and South Africa in the next round as five more teams will accompany them in the Super 8s. Arshdeep Singh ran through the USA batting lineup as his four-wicket haul restricted the USA to 110 runs.
India had a torrid start as both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma went to the pavilion pretty quickly. Rishabh Pant added 18 runs before getting dismissed cheaply to Ali Khan. Shivam Dube and Suryakumar Yadav solidified their stance through a brilliant partnership which saw India clinch a much-needed win to make it three out of three in the group stage.
This is Pant's first appearance for the Men In Blue since his car accident on the Delhi-Dehradun Highway over a year ago. Pant captained Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023 and was selected in the T20 World Cup squad making his return to the team.
His unorthodox style of play has earned Team India dividends as his fearless gameplay helped him to navigate the match against Ireland with a fiery 36 off 26 balls while his valiant 42 against Pakistan proved to be the difference between the both teams.
Ravi Shastri praised Pant's aggressive approach as he backed the player to succeed in the T20 World Cup. While commentating on Star Sports he said, "Rishabh Pant is a naturally aggressive player, you know. He's instinctive. He'll react to what comes out of the bowler's hand.
"He's not too worried about what the pitch will do. He doesn't get that into his mind. He is very clear with his shot selection. Once he knows how the surface is behaving, he'll back his strength."
Steve Smith too spoke highly of the 26-year-old. "I think he'll look to use the pace as much as possible with the seamers and spinners. He will look to play that reverse and slog sweep that he plays really well.
"I thought he played really nicely the other day against Pakistan. He'll be looking to back it up again today."
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