“Simply Going To Favour…”: On Pant Vs Karthik Debate, Ponting Has His Decide

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Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are succesful sufficient batters to pick out themselves in the identical taking part in XI in the course of the upcoming T20 World Cup, feels former Australian captain Ricky Ponting. In his newest ICC evaluation, Ponting did his 5 face-offs for the marquee occasion and one in every of them was the heated debate as to who must be within the taking part in XI?Ought to it’s a possible destroyer of bowling assault Pant or the “designated finisher”Karthik?

“The controversy within the Indian cricketing circles has lengthy been raging on who must be the designated wicketkeeper-batter within the aspect. Whereas Karthik can boast about being a wonderful finisher, Pant’s prodigious expertise has seen him being backed by many,” Ponting wrote in his column.

India have fielded each in the identical aspect on some events and Ponting believes that must be the best way ahead for Rohit Sharma’s workforce.

Praising each, Ponting mentioned: “I really assume that India’s finest workforce has each of those gamers. I do not care if they’re each keepers however I believe their batting prowess is sufficient.”

Elaborating on their skills, the Australian legend added: “Rishabh within the center order and Dinesh as a finisher, they appear extraordinarily harmful to me.”

Finally although, Ponting believed that Pant had an edge over Karthik and he’s more likely to be afforded extra probabilities.


“Look, I am simply going to favour Rishabh as a result of I believe he may get barely extra alternatives than Dinesh does,” mentioned Pant’s Delhi Capitals coach.

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