The smile mentioned all of it. “Cricket is a gentleman’s sport and ought to be performed in that spirit,” Rishabh Pant mentioned within the first official media interplay for Delhi Daredevils on the Ferozeshah Kotla right here on Friday, however greater than the phrases, it was the expression of helpless sarcasm that discovered its mark.

The response was to a query on attending to find out about participant behaviour and what to not do after the latest occasions on the cricket subject. As a member of the Indian staff on the latest Nidahas Trophy, Pant had a ringside view of the controversy throughout the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka sport.

“At this younger age, I’m making an attempt to study from in every single place. You all the time get to study one thing from everybody round. I’ve spoken to my coach Tarak Sinha loads, spoke to Ravi Shastri throughout the latest collection and am making an attempt to implement all that in my sport. I’ve labored on my talent and health, let’s have a look at the way it works out,” the 20-year outdated Pant mentioned.

He didn’t have an awesome home season however that did not cease Daredevils from splurging on him, retaining Pant for Rs 15 crores, however the teenager is underneath no strain to carry out or justify his heavy tag. “I’m simply working laborious on my sport and carry out like I did final 12 months, there isn’t a strain. I’m taking part in this sport to do properly for myself and my staff. You study loads out of your failures and I may also attempt to come again tougher. As a participant, our focus all the time on cricket solely,” he added.

Having performed for a big a part of his profession so for underneath Rahul Dravid’s mentorship, Pant admitted issues are totally different underneath new coach Ricky Ponting, however in a great way. “Coaches assist in the mindset and method however, on the finish of day, it’s as much as the gamers how they provide their 100 p.c.

“For me, one of the best factor about anybody is the vibe you get from them and thus far, there have been very optimistic vibes from Ricky sir. Additionally, Gautam (Gambhir) all the time needs to win and with Ponting, it’s the identical way of thinking. We’ve got been unfortunate in shut video games prior to now seasons however I really feel it could be totally different this time,” he mentioned.


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