The Tribune – India – Manchester, July 11

Rishabh Pant might have given the world a solid reason to question his shot selection during India’s World Cup semifinal against New Zealand but skipper Virat Kohli refused to be too harsh on his young batsman.

Summary

  • Manchester, July 11Rishabh Pant might have given the world a solid reason to question his shot selection during India’s World Cup semifinal against New Zealand but skipper Virat Kohli refused to be too harsh on his young batsman.
  • Heartbroken but composed, Kohli looked back at the mistakes he had made as a youngster to analyse the moment of indiscretion, which led to Pant’s dismissal after he dug in there briefly in an attempt to rebuild from a precarious five for three, and then, 4 for 24.
  • In fact, the skipper sought to praise the brief partnership between Pant and Hardik Pandya.
  • “He (Pant) is an instinctive player and did well to overcome that situation and string a partnership with Hardik (Pandya).
  • Soon after Pant’s dismissal, cameras caught Kohli walking out of the dressing room to have an animated chat with coach Ravi Shastri.


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