Rishabh Pant’s prospects of making the India team for the T20 World Cup in 2022 have become the most talked-about issue in cricket. Many have ruled out the teenager for the major event in Australia later this year due to a dismal showing with the bat in the just-finished home series against South Africa. In the midst of all of this, India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid, made a significant declaration about the Pant’s prospects of making the World Cup team.

Pant, who led India to a 2-2 tie with South Africa in the five-match T20I series, with the series finale at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru postponed due to rain on Sunday, scored just 58 runs in five innings for India at a strike rate of only 105. But it’s his comparable dismissal, more than his run total, that has raised questions about his inclusion in India’s T20I squad. Dravid, on the other hand, reiterated on Sunday that Pant is a “major” and “integral” part of India’s preparations for the T20 World Cup in Australia.

“He would have liked to score a few more runs, but he seems unconcerned about it. Certainly, he will play a significant role in our plans in the coming months “During the post-match news conference, Dravid remarked. The former India captain said that he would not judge Pant based on a single series, but emphasized the value of having a player of Pant’s caliber in the middle order.

“I just do not want to be critical. In the middle overs, you need players to play a more aggressive style of cricket, to push the game forward. It might be difficult to rate a game based on just two or three games “According to the head coach.