Saba Karim said with respect to Dinesh Kartikh Rishav Pant can add more value to Team India.
A former selector and former cricketer for India.
Hence Saba Karim thinks Rishabh Pant is too talented a player to be waiting on the sidelines during the current Asia Cup 2022. Pant was passed over in favor of seasoned wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik for the tournament’s opening match against Pakistan in Dubai.
The Bengal cricketer even asserted that because Pant represents the future of Indian cricket, he would choose him above Karthik on any given day. Ravindra Jadeja, an all-rounder has moved up the batting order against Pakistan. Hence he also received appreciation Saba Karim said respect to Dinesh Kartikh Rishav Pant could add more value to Team India for seizing the chance.
Statement By Saba Karim
The former cricketer-turned-commentator also thinks Jadeja might be used as a floater because Karthik is in the starting lineup.
Moreover, Saba Karim explained why the Saurashtra all-rounder is batting first exclusively on SPORTS18’s daily sports news program.
“SPORTS OVER THE TOP” stating,
“I think at least for the Asia Cup, the Indian team management seems to have decided to have Dinesh Karthik.
Hence that is why they want to use Ravindra Jadeja as a floater.
Therefore, we witnessed him moving up the order at number 4 in his most recent performance.
Therefore and because Jadeja adds a unique dimension, we might see that happen more frequently as the game goes on.
Meanwhile, He’s also developed into such a skilled left-handed bat who can bat at number 4 or number 5.
Hence the order and, if given the chance, can also come down the order and score runs quickly.”
“Rishabh Pant currently has no place in the 11-man roster, which means.
Having said that, Rishabh Pant is an X factor in my opinion.
He can help you win games when your team has absolutely no chance of doing so.
Why then would you want to exclude someone like Rishabh Pant from the eleven? “
He went on to add.
However, Karim asserted that Pant needs to get out of his bind while discussing Pant’s unimpressive T20 records. Further, he also says that the gifted cricketer has shown glimmers of his brilliance in Tests and ODIs.
The 54-year-old wants to give the Delhi player more chances to show his talent in the game’s shortest format.
Saba Karim remarked for Rishabh Pant
Further discussing Pant, Karim remarked,
“Rishabh Pant has a problem that needs to be solved.
But recently, there have been hints of the kind of form he’s shown in Test matches.
We witnessed him play brilliant innings against England in a single day.
Likewise, there have been some outstanding performances.
Although perhaps not consistently.
Therefore I think Rishabh Pant still has a lot to learn about T20 cricket.
He’s a much better player now, but I believe that with more exposure.
Hence Rishabh Pant will get more self-assurance and significantly improve this T20 team.”
In response to the news that Dinesh Karthik was chosen over Rishabh Pant for the Asia Cup starting XI. Hence Karim expressed his surprise.
Therefore further he says,
“I was surprised because I do stick to my earlier stand of having Pant in the side in place of Dinesh Karthik.
Therefore, I always felt that we need to look ahead and even now I do believe that Rishabh Pant can add far more value with due respect to Dinesh Karthik than Dinesh Karthik.”
However, there may be plausible reasons that are worth discussing.
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