Rishabh Pant’s career has been dogged by comparisons to the great MS Dhoni from the start. Pant is often likened to former India captain MS Dhoni, even two years after his international retirement. Sourav Ganguly, another well-known former India captain and current BCCI president, is adamantly opposed to these analogies. Pant should never be compared to Dhoni, according to the former opening batsman, since the latter has led so many matches in international cricket and the IPL.

 

“Pant should not be compared to MS Dhoni. Dhoni has a wealth of experience, having led in over 500 IPL, Test, and ODI games. As a result, comparing Rishabh to Dhoni is unfair “Before the first Qualifier match between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday, Ganguly informed media.

 

Pant’s IPLs were not the finest. Despite scoring 340 runs at a strike rate of 151, none of his innings had a significant effect on the match’s result. In fact, despite getting off to a fantastic start, Pant wasted a number of chances to score a match-winning large score.

 

To make things worse, experienced cricketers have chastised Pant’s leadership, notably after he failed to bowl star spinner Kuldeep Yadav his entire quota in a few of matches.

 

After losing their must-win match against the Mumbai Indians, DC was unable to advance to the playoffs. With 14 points in as many games, the Delhi-based franchise finished fifth in the points standings. The Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 14 points as well, but advanced due to a greater net run rate.

 

Pant’s next appearance will be in the five-match T20I series against South Africa, which kicks off on June 9 in New Delhi.