Yuvraj wants an end to criticism of Rishabh Pant, calls on Kohli to guide him
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday backed the Rishabh Pant under fire, saying the youngster does not deserve the criticism and needs the support of Captain Virat Kohli to overcome the depression.
Pant has been criticizing for not taking advantage of his chances and going out to brushstroke even though the management of the Indian team gave him a long rope.
“I don’t know what’s going on with him (Rishabh). He faces much criticism that is not needed. Someone has to get the best out of it,” Yuvraj said on the sidelines of ‘The Sports Movement’ summit of the Indian On Track organization.
“The people who are watching him, the coach, the captain have to guide him,” he added.
Yuvraj, who retired from international cricket earlier this year, said the 21-year-old should treat psychologically.
“The way to get the best out of it is entirely based on your character. You need to understand their character, and you have to understand their psychology and work accordingly.”
“If you’re going to repress it, you’re not going to get the best out of it,” he added.
Shastri had recently stated that Pant let the team down with his brazen layoffs during the series against the West Indies last month and that the wicketkeeper’s batsman would take a hit on the knuckle whenever he did not value his wicket.