AUS v IND 2020-21: "Rishabh Pant needs to perform in Australia to cement his place", says Harbhajan Singh

Rishabh Pant has been selected to play Tests on Australia tour.

Rishabh Pant | Getty

Delhi wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has been in and out of the Indian Test side for a couple of years now. He has not managed to cement a place in the squad for the longest format of the game despite registering centuries in England and Australia, which none of the former Indian wicket-keepers have managed to do.

Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that the southpaw needs to score a lot of runs on the upcoming Australian tour to become a surety in the Indian side.

ALSO READ: AUS v IND 2020-21: Harbhajan Singh backs Rohit Sharma to flourish in the upcoming Test series

Singh said, "Rishabh Pant has not been able to live up to the performance that was expected from him. But he is young, and we know that he has a lot of ability, and can do well in the future."

Even though Pant did not score a lot of runs in the recently-concluded IPL, Harbhajan Singh has confidence in the youngster's abilities. He believes that the left-hander can cement his place in all three formats for the Indian team.

"Even in the recently concluded IPL 2020, he did not have a very successful run. He did not score a lot for Delhi Capitals, but we know that he is a quality player, and if he wants to make a comeback to all the three formats of the game, then he will have to score runs and show his ability. I believe that he will be able to do that in the near future," he added.

(With inputs from India Today)


By Sameer Deodhar - 20 Nov, 2020

    Share Via