Learnt the importance of discipline from MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli: Rishabh Pant

first_imgRishabh Pant, India’s promising wicketkeeper-batsman has said he has learnt the importance of discipline from Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni after getting to share the dressing room with the two India greats.Rishabh Pant made his Test debut during aTest series against England last year and has been India’s first-choice keeper in Test cricket in the absence of Wriddhiman Saha who has been sidelined with a shoulder injury.”I have learnt a lot of things from MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. But the most important thing is discipline. Every at this stage of his career, Mahi bhai is never late for anything. He follows the process that brought him success rigorously during practice even now. He knows what suits him and what doesn’t,” Rishabh Pant told Sports Tak.Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni joined hands to help India beat New Zealand in a T20I match earlier this year. With unbeaten knocks of 40 and 20, respectively, the big-hitting duo helped shone with the bat.Pant said playing with a calm Dhoni helped him learn the art of managing the pressure in cruch match situations.”In New Zealand. Mahi bhai calculated his innings really well. I got the opportunity to learn that aspect of the game when we batted together in New Zealand. You can practice how much ever you went, but the pressure of match situation is very different. But when I see him, he is calm all the time. He knows what needs to be done in that situation,” Rishabh Pant said.”His planning is very good. He is being consistent with his plans, that’s bringing him success. His plans work out 80 to 90 percent of the times.”advertisementRishabh Pant also praised Virat Kohli and said the India captain has taught him to learn from the mistakes.”I still remember what Virat Kohli told me. He said experience is not playing 100 matches for India. Even in 10 matches, you can gain experience if you’re willing to learn from each other’s mistakes,”Rishabh Pant said of Virat Kohli’s teachings to him,” Pant said.Rishabh Pant has been impressive in Test and T20I cricket but is still fighting to be a permanent member of the ODI side as MS Dhoni has been the first-choice wicketkeeper for India over the years.Pant was one of the biggest names to miss out on a spot in India’s squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 as the selectors opted for Dinesh Karthik as the back-up wicket-keeper after MS Dhoni.Rishabh Pant has been a star for Delhi Capitals in Indian Premier League. The Delhi wicketkeeper had amassed 684 in 14 matches, including an unbeaten 128, in the last IPL season.Pant has been impressive in the 2019 IPL season as well. He made statement with his match-winning unbeaten 78 for Delhi Capitals against Rajasthan Royals.Also Read | Have moved on from World Cup disappointment, focused on IPL: Rishabh PantAlso Read | Backing talented players like Rishabh Pant has worked for Delhi Capitals: Ricky PontingAlso Seelast_img read more