After KL Rahul was ruled out due to a groin injury, Rishabh Pant was chosen as India’s captain for the series against South Africa on Wednesday.
After KL Rahul was ruled out of the series against South Africa due to a groin injury on Wednesday, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been selected as the captain for the series against South Africa. Pant stepped out to the middle and practiced power-hitting right next to the center wicket minutes after wrapping up the pre-match news conference.
Rishabh Pant was getting deliveries from the throwdown specialist, and he was hitting them for big sixes over long-on. Pant was rightfully looking at his rhythm as pant played some grounded strokes.
Rishabh Pant Aces Power-Hitting Drill Ahead
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Prior to Pant, all-rounder Hardik Pandya practiced power-hitting. With the ball striking the center of his bat, which is a good sign for Indian fans.
Due to a right groin injury, KL Rahul has been ruled out of the T20I series against South Africa. While Kuldeep Yadav will miss the T20I series after being hit on the right hand while batting in the nets Friday evening.
KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav’s replacements have yet to be picked by the selection committee. Both cricketers will now report to the NCA, where the medical experts will further analyze them and determine their treatment options.
Pant remarked when questioned about leading the side: “It’s a great feeling; it didn’t happen under the best of circumstances, but I’m glad nonetheless. So, I’d want to express my gratitude to the BCCI for allowing me to lead the Indian team. I’ll do my best to make the most of it. Thank you to all of my supporters for sticking with me through the ups and downs of my cricket career. I’m going to try to make it a habit, and I’m going to try to improve and make my life better every day.”