Rishabh Pant will be the X-factor: Sourav Ganguly

Rishabh Pant will be the X-factor: Sourav Ganguly

Rishabh Pant will be the X-factor: Sourav Ganguly (Pic Source : Twitter)

After the world cup 2019, every team is now preparing for the T20 world cup 2020. Team India also started their preparation for T20 World cup 2020. Team India needs a strong middle-order player and even a replacement of Leagedry wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni. India are giving chances o Rishabh Pant. Recently, Sourav Ganguly said that Rishabh Pant will be the X-factor for team India in future.

“I think India is strong. India is strong and powerful. I wouldn’t go back to Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as the X-factors because they are the X-factor players. Rohit Sharma’s performance in the World Cup was unreal, five World Cup hundreds. Although India lost in the semi-finals, India played well in the World Cup. I think when you talk about X-factors, and you talk about future players, Rishabh Pant will be the one to watch,” Sourav Ganguly told Cricbuzz.

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“Just be patient with him. I see the country goes up and down every time he gets dismissed. Every time Pant hits a ball in the air, Twitter goes berserk. ‘When will he learn to build an innings’ and all that. But if you want to have a match-winner, you have to set him free. You will have people who will defend, who will prod, who will rotate, and India has a lot of them. Shikhar Dhawan can do that, Virat Kohli himself can do that, but you need the likes of Pant and Pandya to bring the X-factor. To bring the explosive thing, the game-changing thing that you need to win matches. I think Pant will be a huge force in Indian cricket,” Ganguly added.

“Hardik Pandya has got better and better, with the ball and the bat. He is an improved cricketer which happens when you play consistently at this level. I think Jasprit Bumrah is another X-factor for Indian cricket,” he concluded.

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