Off The Field

Rishabh Pant Working on Improving Wicket-keeping Skills With Kiran More

Written by Vipin Darwade

While some have called Team India’s decision to pick Wriddhiman Saha over Rishabh Pant in the first Test against South Africa as a warning to the 21-year-old, the fact of the matter is that the youngster is already working on improving his keeping skills with former India stumper Kiran More.

Sources in the team management said that the team wants the youngster to fine-tune his keeping against the turning ball.

“There isn’t anything to read into the move and the team feels that Pant just needs to fine-tune his keeping skills a bit when it comes to Indian conditions in red-ball cricket and that is why he has been working with More on those aspects,” the source revealed.

More confirmed the same, but said that it wasn’t an official appointment from the BCCI, but rather a case of the two working on and off.

“We don’t have a schedule, it is on and off and not official. We just share a good relation,” he told.


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