MS Dhoni hero of country: Pant hails Dhoni
Updated on: Dec 11, 2018 11:56 pm IST
Young Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant has hailed former India captain MS Dhoni by calling him the hero of the country. He also noted that he has learned a lot from Dhoni.
Feel more confident when Dhoni is around: Pant
The Indian wicket-keeper gave an interview to an online cricket portal in which he explained the impact Dhoni has had on him. He said that Dhoni is the hero of the country and he has learned a lot from him as a person and as a cricketer as well.
Pant noted that whenever Dhoni is around, he feels more confident as a person. And if he has got any problems he can share it with him and get a solution right away.
.@RishabPant777 talks to us about MS Dhoni's influence on him and reveals what it would take before he performed his acrobatics routine in a match.
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Pant notes his learnings from Dhoni
The young left-hand batsman explained that as a wicketkeeper and a player, Dhoni has taught him to be patient in pressure situations like the one experienced in Adelaide.
Pant stated that Dhoni has advised him to keep calm and keep composed and try to give 100 percent.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 10, 2018
Good to have milestones, but not thinking too much: Pant
The Indian wicket-keeper had some good time behind the stumps in the first Test. He was seen sledging constantly behind the wickets and more importantly took 11 catches. This enabled him to equal the world record for most catches by a wicket-keeper in a Test.
When asked about this world record, he said that he never thought of the record but it is good to take some catches and put it inside his kitty.
He admitted that it is good to have milestones, but he made it clear that he is not thinking about that too much.
The second Test between Australia and India will be played from December 14th at Perth.