"Not a bad option at all" - Sunil Gavaskar wants him to open the innings for India in Test cricket


The head coach of Team India Rahul Dravid has been worried about the top-order, as they failed to score runs in the recently concluded Test match against England.

But Rishabh Pant has done well in both innings, scoring 146 in the first that followed by 56 in the second innings of the game. However, Team India has lost their last three away Tests under Rahul Dravid, including the Edgbaston Test against England.

In that case, the head coach of Team India stated, "There is so much of cricket that we aren't having any time to reflect. In two days, we will be talking to you about something entirely different. But we will certainly try and reflect on this performance.

Every match is a lesson for us and you tend to learn something. We have to reflect on why we aren't able to bat well in the third innings of a Test match and why we aren't able to take 10 wickets in the fourth innings."

Maybe someone like Rishabh Pant can be equally destructive: Sunil Gavaskar

Rishabh Pant

The former Indian batter and one of the greatest cricketers in the history of India, Sunil Gavaskar has come up with an interesting fact about Rishabh Pant. Sunil Gavaskar wants Rishabh Pant to open the innings for India in the longest format of the game.

In that case, the former Indian cricketer shared a few words in Sports Today, saying, "Not a bad option at all. Look at what Adam Gilchrist did for Australia in white-ball cricket.

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He used to bat at No.6 or 7 in Test cricket but while opening in white-ball cricket he was destructive. Maybe someone like Rishabh Pant can be equally destructive, and he will get that many more overs to play."

"We have been talking about him as a finisher but then he comes in there, starts slamming the ball, and straightaway gets out. Here, he will have the awareness that he doesn't have to go bang bang from the first ball. He will have a few deliveries to get used to the pace and movement," said Sunil Gavaskar.