IPL 2023: ‘Won’t get player like Rishabh Pant easily’ Sourav Ganguly sends HEARTFELT message to Delhi Capitals star, Laments Difficulty in Finding Replacement, Check Out
IPL 2023: Sourav Ganguly enjoys losing himself in a game of cricket. As the director of cricket for Delhi Capitals at the…
IPL 2023: Sourav Ganguly enjoys losing himself in a game of cricket. As the director of cricket for Delhi Capitals at the Ferozeshah Kotla, he had just presided over a demanding training session. Recently in an interview, Sourav Ganguly said that Rishabh Pant is a special player and there is no definite replacement for him. Meanwhile, he also talks about other wicketkeeper batters who are available and said that everybody bats differently. Follow Indian Premier League 2023 Live Updates with Insidesport.IN
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IPL 2023: Sourav Ganguly Talks About Rishabh Pant’s Replacement
After a rigorous training session as Delhi Capitals’ director of cricket at the Ferozeshah Kotla, Sourav Ganguly sat down for an interview with Time of India. In the interaction, Sourav Ganguly also talked about Rishabh Pant. He said that Pant is an exceptional player and there is no definite replacement for him in DC and in the India squad as well.
“Rishabh is special and you won’t get a player like him easily. But I think Ishan Kishan is good. There’s KS Bharat. Obviously, they play differently. Everybody will not bat the same way. With opportunity, these wicketkeeper-batters will come good. With Ishan, we have seen what he can do in the shorter formats. KL Rahul has done well in ODIs with an average more than 45 which is fantastic. He is a good One-Day player. If he can do the job, I really don’t see a problem,” said Ganguly.
Speaking of workload management of players in the world cup year, he said, “I think players should be fine. I don’t see a problem. Yes, there’s a lot of cricket. The scheduling is like that. That’s the way it is. Players will play. I really don’t see a problem. When it comes to the World Test Championship final, they anyway get 10-day breaks after IPL. I think they will manage.”
Sourav Ganguly’s Take on India’s Brand of Cricket
During the interview, he comments on India’s brand of cricket in big tournaments. “India have to play aggressively, especially in T20s. They have the team to do that. A team which sometimes has Axar Patel batting at No. 9 must play aggressively at the top. Pandya batting at No. 6 and Jadeja at No. 7, there’s too much depth. It’s about adjusting to the pressure, knowing your game and batting according to your game. Indian cricket will always have talent and a big pool. It’s the ones who are more hungry go to the next level. It’s about how you prepare for the big tournaments,” said Ganguly.
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While talking about the selection in the Indian cricket team, Ganguly said, “I think selectors balance performances. They don’t go blindly by IPL. Maybe while picking a T20 side, you might look into the IPL performances. I think selectors are mature enough to see overall performance. Then there’s Rohit Sharma as captain and Rahul Dravid as coach. They have a major say in what they want. I think they are very balanced people and will do what’s best for Indian cricket.”
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals are gearing up for their season opener against Lucknow Super Giants on April 1. In the absence of Rishabh Pant, David Warner will lead the Delhi franchise. LSG will be led by KL Rahul.