Rishabh Pant is more confident now, his approach not reckless: Mike Hesson

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World Test Championship final: Former New Zealand manager Mike Hesson said helium expects Rishabh Pant to bat astatine No. 6 successful the big-ticket lucifer successful Southampton and proceed the fearless attack that has brought him occurrence successful the caller past.

Rishabh Pant is going to beryllium  cardinal  to India's chances successful  the WTC Final (Reuters Photo)

Rishabh Pant is going to beryllium cardinal to India's chances successful the WTC Final (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mike Hesson said helium expects Rishabh Pant to bat astatine No. 6 successful the WTC Final
  • Hesson stressed that Pant has a method to madness and it's not reckless
  • Pant has been India's biggest match-winner successful the caller past successful Tests

Former New Zealand manager Mike Hesson said Rishabh Pant's new-found assurance is helping him instrumentality to his attack and play the mode helium wants to astatine the highest level. Hesson added Pant volition bat astatine No. 6 successful the World Test Championship final, successful which helium is expected to marque a mark.

Rishabh Pant had mislaid his spot successful the limited-overs broadside and was not picked for the series-opening Test successful Australia earlier this year. The young wicketkeeper-batsman though got an accidental to diagnostic successful the XI aft India made changes to the broadside pursuing their decision successful the archetypal Test wherein they were bowled retired for 36.

Pant made a winning interaction connected the Australia circuit with 2 knocks that helped alteration his fortunes. After a valiant 97 successful the Sydney Test that India managed to draw, helium deed a match-winning 89 not retired successful India's historical win astatine the Gabba earlier this year.

Pant carried guardant his bully signifier and dominated the England bowling onslaught during the 4-Test bid astatine home. Pant showcased his fearless approach, playing audacious shots against immoderate of the champion successful the business.

"I deliberation he's much confident, much settled connected the planetary signifier now. Therefore, he's capable to play the mode helium wants to play. He has earned capable recognition wrong his squad arsenic well," Hesson told the Press Trust of India.

"He besides does the hard enactment first, truthful it's not a reckless play. He allows himself that accidental to amusement a spot of flair, which we each bask watching."

There are a batch of expectations astir Pant with the New Zealand campy besides marking him arsenic 1 of the threats for the WTC Final.

Many ne'er believed Pant would beryllium truthful good: MSK Prasad

Meanwhile, erstwhile main selector MSK Prasad heaped affluent praise connected Pant, saying helium has proven his naysayers incorrect arsenic aboriginal arsenic the nascent stages of his career.

"People said that helium can't bat successful Test cricket and can't support successful challenging wickets. So, what has happened today? See, however helium kept wickets against England astatine home. Many radical ne'er believed that Pant would beryllium truthful good," Prasad told cricket.com.

Pant has been picked arsenic the first-choice wicketkeeper-batsman for the England circuit with Wriddhiman Saha being the back-up.

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