Rishabh Pant speaks on superstition and baby sitting joke with Tim Paine

Team India wicketkeeper to has his own set of superstition which he follows to succeed on the field
Rishabh Pant speaks on superstition and baby sitting joke with Tim Paine Rishabh Pant said that nobody has asked him to follow superstition. (Photo: Getty)
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Cricketers are no god but humans and like normal people, they too have certain beliefs and superstition that they follow. Lucky charms, rituals or thoughts, some players follow it religiously.

No matter how big the cricketer is he would continue to follow certain superstitions which helps him to succeed. Team India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant too has his own set of superstition which he follows to succeed on the field.

"I am a left-handed batsman-wicketkeeper, so I always wear my left pad and left gloves before the right. Also, when I step on the field, I put my left foot forward first. Left first, works for me. Nobody has told me to follow this, but I feel if I don’t do this, something is incomplete".

" There is also a fixed spot in the team bus for me, which I have decided for myself. My seat is in the third-last row always. I have been a backbencher since my school days, and I prefer that even now (laughs!). KL Rahul sits ahead of me and Mahi bhai always sits in the last row. All of us stick to our seats on the bus. You won’t see us changing that" he added.

Pant created a lot of buzz during Australia tour for babysitting  Tim Paine's kids but the wicketkeeper played down the incident as a friendly banter.

"I was laughing at it. I have no clue how he thought of calling me that. It was fun. When I met his family, his mother wanted a photo with me. His wife was standing around with their two kids. She asked me if she could also take a picture with me. I actually held one of the kids for the photograph, saying I can be their babysitter. She posted it on Instagram and it went viral. It was a friendly banter. Also, whatever happens on the field stays on the field. I don’t take it home or hold grudges" he said .

Pant will be next seen in action against visiting South Africa. Once again with no MS Dhoni in the side, the youngster will look to seize the opportunity with both the hands and cement his place for the future since great opportunities come with great responsibilities..  

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