Graeme Smith On Rishabh Pant: South Africa defeated India by 7 wickets in the first T20. After this defeat, questions are being raised continuously on Indian captain Rishabh Pant. But former South African captain Graeme Smith has defended Rishabh Pant. Graeme Smith believes that Rishabh Pant led the Indian team well in this match. The former South Africa captain said that Rishabh Pant’s decisions were right. He constantly kept the pressure on the opposition team.
‘It is important to take important decisions at the right time’
Graeme Smith said that after losing there is criticism. He said that during this match when South Africa’s team was under pressure, then Indian captain went to Hershel Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. This decision of Rishabh Pant as captain was right. He further said that as a captain, it is necessary to take important decisions at the right time. Apart from this, bowlers have to bowl according to the strategy. Actually, Graeme Smith believes that Rishabh Pant captained well in this match. Rishabh Pant will get a lot of confidence after this match.
Pant becomes captain after KL Rahul’s injury
It is worth noting that KL Rahul was made the captain for this series. But after KL Rahul suffered a groin injury, Rishabh Pant was made the captain of the Indian team. KL Rahul has been ruled out of the entire series. After KL Rahul’s exit, Rishabh Pant got the responsibility of captaincy, while Hardik Pandya was the vice-captain of the team. However, Rishabh Pant had a poor start as captain. In this match, the Indian team had to face defeat by 7 wickets.
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