Rishabh Pant’s name has become the talk of the town as he played a remarkable knock against Australia on Day-5 in Brisbane Test. He played a well-knitted and balanced knock under immense pressure. Indian coach Ravi Shastri also said that they had no clue that the Indian wicketkeeper had a target of winning the game in his mind. Now, Ajay Jadeja has revealed an instance when Rishabh Pant made a special place in his mind.
Rishabh Pant made his Test debut back in 2018 against England. He recorded good knocks with the willow. But, a sudden dip in the batting form brought him under the scanner. His consistent poor-run with bat and gloves ruled him out of the national side. But, the Test series against Australia came with good luck for the southpaw. He played amazingly well in the longer format. Pant played like an established batsman in a calm and composed fashion. He managed an unbeaten knock of 89 runs that sailed India to the winning line.
Ajay Jadeja Shares An Instance That Showed the Confidence Of Rishabh Pant
The former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja shared one of the instances in a recent interaction. He said that four years ago Rishabh Pant was not picked in the Ranji Trophy squad. So, he himself tried to boost the confidence of the southpaw saying that Pant can come in the nets although he is not part of the team. To which he got a brilliant reply from the Indian wicketkeeper, who said that when they will need my services then they will come to my home to pick me for the game.
“I think that’s the experience I have had with him. Every time there are questions on how he plays and I completely agree with that. He takes risks even in Test match cricket. It was that day in Delhi, he wasn’t picked in the side,” Jadeja told Sony Sports Network.
“I happened to be around him and asked him ‘Why don’t you come to nets tomorrow. You can practice even if you are not picked in the squad’. He said, ‘Paaji jab jarurat padegi ye ghar se bulaenge (They will call me from my home when they will need me). That has stayed on with me. That was almost 4 years ago, that was before he got picked up for Delhi. In a Ranji Trophy game someone else was picked ahead of him,” Ajay Jadeja told Sony Networks.