Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones on Monday opined that KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant should have heaved a sigh of aid with former Indian captain MS Dhoni saying his worldwide retirement.
Dhoni had taken day without work from cricket after his final look in World Cup 2019 semifinal match towards New Zeland in England. And after an area of 1 12 months and one month, Dhoni introduced his retirement.
Pant was initially opted as India’s sole wicketkeeping choice throughout the three codecs put up World Cup defeat final 12 months. However owing to a poor run of kind, Sanju Samson was known as as a back-up choice though the administration persevered with Pant as their major selection. Later in January this 12 months, Pant had suffered a concussion throughout an ODI sport towards Australia and Rahul substituted him because the keeper for the match, after which for the remaining collection. Impressed along with his ability behind the stumps and having solved India’s long-standing middle-order problem, Kohli backed Rahul as their first-choice keeper in limited-overs cricket.
Nevertheless, with the then uncertainty over Dhoni’s return, many veterans opined that on the return of the previous captain, he would take over the function behind the stumps and both of Rahul or Pant could be thought of because the substitute. With Dhoni now having introduced his retirement, Jones feels Pant and Rahul can have an equal probability at sealing the spot.
“After MS Dhoni retirement yesterday… I wager you KL Rahul and R Pant slept nicely final night time!!” Jones had tweeted.
After MS Dhoni retirement yesterday… I wager you KL Rahul and R Pant slept nicely final night time!!
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) August 16, 2020
Earlier, former Indian wicketkeepers, Nayan Mongia, MSK Prasad and Deep Dasgupta, informed PTI that the current scenario shall be a two-horse race between Rahul and Pant with Samson because the third selection.
Battle towards Coronavirus: Full protection