When most young cricketers at 19 struggle hard to get selected in the state team, there Rishabh Pant who got selected as a captain for Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The selectors took away Delhi Captaincy from Gautam Gambhir and gave it to him. Pant made an impressive IPL debut last year for Delhi Daredevils and turned into the third-youngest batsman to score a triple-century.
The youngster is currently practicing for the inter-zonal T20 cricket tournament. He takes this as a positive opportunity to learn from the seniors like Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, and Ashish Nehra.
Pant is happy and confident as he got captaincy under them and he can discuss with the senior players as they share good rapport in the team.
The left-hander seems to enjoy the results of hard work from childhood to fulfill his dream. The on-field success helped him almost forget about his struggling days.
Pant received Rs 1.9 crore contract to join the Delhi Daredevils. Currently, he is focusing on improving his game.
Pant has been criticized earlier for his keeping. However, he insists that he is seriously improving glove-work. He gives equal time to keeping and batting and is learning new things from his coach. His two ‘idols’ have been Adam Gilchrist and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Pant is excited for the match in the stadium where his dream run started with a triple century last season. Wankhede is special for him as he didn’t even score a double century before.
Such rapid fame usually goes to the head of a youngster. However, the left-hander always carries an advice which he received from Rahul Dravid: “Always try to be the same, regardless of success and failure.”