Rishabh Pant Capable Deputy For MS Dhoni: Ricky Ponting

Mar 16 2019 07:10 PM
Rishabh Pant Capable Deputy For MS Dhoni: Ricky Ponting

Only a few days are left for the big tournament in ICC World Cup 2019. While  India has still to decide the batter for spot number 4, it has to find the replacement of MS Dhoni who can retire very soon after World Cup. The  With a lot of hopes on Rishabh Pant to emerge as a capable successor to MS Dhoni behind the stumps for India once the 37-year-old retires, former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has backed the Pant to  Dhoni's deputy in the upcoming World Cup.

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Ponting s further said, "I think it's actually a big job for me and the coaches when he comes in, to make him forget what's happened in the last few days. He's probably lucky it happened in the last couple of games. It would have been hard to play all five games under that kind of pressure. Now he's back in a competition where he has dominated in the past."

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Notably, Pant was subjected to "Dhoni, Dhoni" chants in Mohali during the fourth One-Day International between India and Australia after the stumper missed a couple of stumping chances.  However, with Dhoni likely to retire after the World Cup, Rishabh Pant would get more opportunities to perform.

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