Sunil Gavaskar unhappy with Indian management, wants them to 'Give Rishabh Pant a bit of breathing space'

Former India opener Sunil Gavaskar wants the team management to send Rishabh Pant at number five so that he would get to play his natural game
Sunil Gavaskar unhappy with Indian management, wants them to 'Give Rishabh Pant a bit of breathing space'Sunil Gavaskar unhappy with Indian management, wants them to 'Give Rishabh Pant a bit of breathing space'
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Former India opener Sunil Gavaskar is unhappy with the way the Indian management is handling explosive batsman Rishabh Pant. He feels that India should send him at number 5 in limited-overs-cricket to allow him to play his natural game.

"Giving him a bit of breathing space by slotting him at number 5 could also help, for at that number he will invariably come in to bat where his aggressive batting is needed from the start rather than when he has to build his and the team's innings."

"Just like a little tweak in the grip can make a world of difference to a player as a bowler or as batsman, so also a little tweak in the batting order could change the fortunes of a player."

Sunil Gavaskar also wanted Rishabh Pant to work on his shot selection and be more consistent. He also wanted the team management to give him the confidence.

"With experience he will be better at shot selection and will be more consistent but right now he needs a hand around his shoulders rather than a public dressing room. The most important thing for the young man to understand is that he has to play according to the situation and not according to the expectations of the public."

"The talented young man is going through the second season blues which most players go through. In the first season, there's not that much information about the player and so he can sail through without much difficulty but by the time the second season starts, there is more data and info available not just through recorded matches but also through the cricketing grapevine. So the opposition is better primed."

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