Rishabh Pant has certainly revived his international cricket career by giving inspirational performances in Australia throughout the Border-Gavaskar series. He has reaped out lots of praise from every nook and corner. He played a dramatic knock on Day-5 at The Gabba and helped Team India in winning the match at Australia’s fortress. Now, he has given a bold statement saying that playing a draw in the final Test was always a secondary option for him.
Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has a habit of staying in the spotlight due to good or bad performances. Nowadays, he is in the limelight due to his exceptional form with the bat. He was looked down as one of the most sought players in India and a perfect replacement of former Indian skipper MS Dhoni.
Rishabh Pant Says It Was Always A Secondary Option For Him In Brisbane
However, it took some time for him to price his worth in international cricket. And, Australia turned out to be a fate changer for the youngster. He played an incredible knock in Sydney followed one of his career’s best knock in Brisbane that saw India winning the series by a margin of 3 wickets.
Now, when he has returned from Australia, he has become a shining star in the eyes of the Indian media. During an interaction, Pant cleared his intentions saying that he always tries to win games for his side. He added the same was the case in Brisbane where playing a draw was always the secondary option. And, playing a draw is just a secondary option for him. The Delhiite game has matured with time, who now tries to play according to the match situation.
“The mindset was always to play normal cricket, even the team management spoke about it in the first innings. Let’s look to score runs, cash in on the loose balls, just stick in there and do whatever you can at that time.
“The team management’s plan from the beginning of the match was ‘let’s look to win the match’. Even my thinking has always been to win. I just want to win every game, draw is always the secondary option,” Pant said on Sports Today.