Adam Gilchrist, a former Australian great, believes that Rishabh Pant should always be in India’s starting XI for the upcoming T20 World Cup because of his “courage and audacity.”
Dinesh Karthik and Pant have both been vying for a spot in the starting lineup, but Gilchrist’s endorsement favours the much-younger Pant.
In an ICC release, Gilchrist was quoted as stating, “I think he’s got to be a must in that Indian line-up. The dare of Rishabh Pant and the courage in him, the way in which he takes on bowling assaults.”
Although they (Karthik and Pant) can play together, I believe Rishabh Pant must be included.
India selected both Pant and Karthik for the 15-person team to compete in the next T20 World Cup in Australia, but the former’s lacklustre performance in T20 Internationals may work against him.