“Good Players Learn From Their Mistakes, He Has Not,” says prominent commentator Dale Steyn of Rishabh Pant.
Rishabh Pant has scored 57 runs in the first four games of the current series between South Africa and India.
Dinesh Karthik is continuously demonstrating his talent in cricket’s shortest format despite having played his first T20I in 2006. Sixteen years after his T20I debut, he struck his first fifty in the shortest format against South Africa in the fourth T20I of the five-match series on Friday, helping India tie the series. The 37-year-old went on to score 55 runs off only 27 balls with the help of 9 fours and 2 sixes.
Rishabh Pant, the replacement captain, has struggled with the bat thus far, accumulating just 57 runs in four games. According to former Proteas pacer Dale Steyn, Pant appears to be making the same mistakes over and over again.
“Pant has four chances in this series, but he continuously commits the same mistakes. You could also think that athletes that are successful learn from their mistakes, but he hasn’t. By merely coming out, DK has repeatedly demonstrated his class as a player. If you want to win the World Cup, pick a player who is in good physical condition. Some athletes are chosen by teams based on their reputation. However, DK is in such excellent shape that, if he maintains it, he will be among the first names on the aircraft when India heads for the World Cup later this year “said Dale Steyn.
Dale Steyn went on to say the following about Karthik: “DK has been in fantastic condition. This year, he has made significant progress. He also plays with a wicketkeeper’s mentality and has excellent game reading skills. knows what the bowlers are trying to accomplish. and strong talent backs up this understanding. He sweeps, laps, and sweeps in reverse. They are shots being made by a person who understands the game and can predict the bowler’s delivery before he approaches the crease.”
On the first ball, the bowlers are under pressure. He attacks the first and last balls of the over, leaving the opposition with little room for defense.
So, after stepping out to bat in the 13th over, Karthik began to tee off, assisting India in scoring 169/6 in 20 overs to win the fourth T20I.
Team India easily limited South Africa to 87 runs in the fourth T20I while leading by 169 points. Avesh Khan, who finished with four wickets, was the most productive bowler.
At Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the series decider will now be on Sunday night.