India vs South Africa: Lance Klusener points out one flaw about Rishabh Pant he needs to work

Lance Klusener is traveling with South Africa side as batting consultant for T20I series.
India vs South Africa: Lance Klusener points out one flaw about Rishabh Pant he needs to work Rishabh Pant will play entire series against South Africa in absence of MS Dhoni. (Photo: Getty)
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The South African side led by skipper Quinton de Kock has arrived in India on Thursday to play three-match T20I series starting on Sunday at Dharmashala. Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener who is traveling with the team as batting consultant said that Rishabh Pant will do well to learn from others' mistakes rather than make his own in a bid to become more consistent for India in near future.

 "It would hard for me to pinpoint but with a phenomenal talent like that, one always tends to get a bit ahead of himself," Klusener, who is currently in India as the white ball batting coach of the South African team, told PTI during an interaction.

Klusener had an eye on Pant since the time he was roped in as Delhi senior team's white-ball consultant last year.  "He needs to give himself time to get in and that bit of time will allow him to showcase his talent," said the former all-rounder. The 1999 World Cup's Player of the Tournament also believes that it would be great if Pant can soak in advice from all the great seniors in the Indian set-up.

 "It's wonderful to have the talent like Rishabh in the twilight years of MS Dhoni's career. From an Indian point of view, maybe they should try and get him to contribute more. "He has some wonderful coaches and players around him so take their advice but at the same time don't curb your natural talent," advised Klusener.

While Klusener will go back after the three T20 Internationals against India, he is very keen on coming back as Delhi team’s white-ball consultant during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy starting on November 9.

“I haven’t yet decided but I would like to comeback. There are a few offers that I am contemplating. One is Bangladesh Premier League the dates of which, I believe, have been deferred and now clashing with Mushtaq Ali,” he said.

 “I had good communication with DDCA brass and I thoroughly enjoyed my time over here. It was wonderful to work with Mithun Manhas last year, who is a good friend of mine and unfortunately, not there this year,” he concluded.


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