Workforce India head coach Rahul Dravid on Thursday admitted that there’s a must have conversations with wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant relating to his shot choice. Dravid’s remarks got here after India stumbled to a seven-wicket loss within the second Take a look at in opposition to South Africa on the Wanderers, Johannesburg. Pant had thrown away his wicket within the second innings whereas trying to go excessive and he was dismissed for a duck. “Within the sense that, we all know Rishabh is a constructive participant and he performs in a specific method which has gotten him success. However yeah, after all, there are occasions, we may have a stage of conversations with him round, it’s simply in regards to the timing of that shot you understand. Nobody goes to inform Rishabh to not be a constructive or aggressive participant. Typically it’s about selecting the timing to do this,” mentioned Dravid whereas replying to an ANI question throughout a digital press convention.
“When you’ve gotten simply are available, giving your self some extra time can be extra advisable. We all know what we’re getting with Rishabh, he’s a really constructive participant, he’s somebody who can change the course of the sport for us, so we cannot take that away from him and ask him to turn into one thing very totally different. It’s about determining when is the precise time to assault. He’s studying, he performs in a specific method however he’ll continue learning,” he added.
Dean Elgar performed a captain’s knock scoring an unbeaten 96 to take the hosts to a 7-wicket win levelling the 3-match sequence 1-1 in opposition to India. After the rain interruption, the play lastly began on the penultimate day of the Take a look at match the place South Africa resumed the day with an in a single day rating of 118/2. Elgar and Bavuma comfortably took South Africa dwelling with the captain fittingly scoring the profitable runs because the hosts levelled the 3-match Take a look at sequence 1-1.
“Dean Elgar performed nicely, you might want to give him credit score. He caught it on the market, each the Take a look at matches, he caught on the market, fought by way of some tough durations and we beat his bat fairly a couple of instances. We’ve overwhelmed the bat, we simply haven’t been fortunate. Credit score to him, despite not trying very snug he caught it on the market and he confirmed willpower to battle his method by way of. As I mentioned, he actually confirmed nice character to maintain preventing,” mentioned Dravid.
“We got here right here realizing that we must do one thing actually particular to get these eight wickets with South Africa needing 122 to win on the ultimate day. We knew the outfield was moist and the ball was going to get moist. In all probability the ball didn’t swing a lot because the ball obtained moist. However credit score to the South Africa batters, they performed rather well. Each time the unhealthy balls had been bowled, they cashed in. We had been excited to go on the market and provides our greatest however on the day, South Africa performed higher,” he added.
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