Crew India head coach Rahul Dravid on Thursday admitted that there’s a have to 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 Check towards South Africa on the Wanderers, Johannesburg. Pant had thrown away his wicket within the second innings whereas seeking 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 selected 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 concerning the timing of that shot you recognize. Nobody goes to inform Rishabh to not be a constructive or aggressive participant. Generally it’s about selecting the timing to do this,” mentioned Dravid whereas replying to an ANI question throughout a digital press convention.
“When you might have simply are available in, 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 out to be one thing very completely different. It’s about determining when is the suitable time to assault. He’s studying, he performs in a selected 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 collection 1-1 towards India. After the rain interruption, the play lastly began on the penultimate day of the Check 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 house with the captain fittingly scoring the profitable runs because the hosts levelled the 3-match Check collection 1-1.
“Dean Elgar performed properly, you’ll want to give him credit score. He caught it on the market, each the Check matches, he caught on the market, fought by means of some troublesome durations and we beat his bat fairly just a few occasions. Now we have crushed the bat, we simply haven’t been fortunate. Credit score to him, regardless of not trying very snug he caught it on the market and he confirmed willpower to struggle his method by means of. As I mentioned, he actually confirmed nice character to maintain preventing,” mentioned Dravid.
“We got here right here figuring out that we should 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. Most likely the ball didn’t swing a lot because the ball obtained moist. However credit score to the South Africa batters, they performed very well. At any time when the unhealthy balls have been bowled, they cashed in. We have 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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