Important to groom Rishabh Pant well as he is the next big thing: Yuvraj Singh

first_imgImportant to groom Rishabh Pant well as he is the next big thing: Yuvraj SinghIPL 2019: Mumbai Indians’ Yuvraj Singh heaped praise on Delhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant after the young wicketkeeper smashed a match-winning 78 at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.  No data available! commentary scorecard view more view lesscenter_img graphs advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 10:15 IST IPL 2019, MI vs DC: Rishabh Pant took the Mumbai Indians bowlers to the cleaners and gave Delhi Capitals a winning start on Sunday (IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant smashed a 27-ball 78 to help Mumbai Indians beat Delhi CapitalsIt is important that we groom him well and hopefully, he is the next big thing for us: Yuvraj SinghYuvraj’s half-century went in vain as Mumbai Indians failed to chase 214-run target in their IPL 2019 openerRisabh Pant is an outstanding talent and should be groomed properly so that he becomes the next big thing in Indian cricket, feels India’s 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh.Yuvraj’s comments came after Pant showed his heroics with the bat once again and played a match-winning unbeaten 78 off just 27 balls for Delhi Capitals against Mumbai Indians in the lung opener between the two sides.”I can’t really say about (World Cup) selection but Rishabh was outstanding today,” 37-year-old Yuvraj told reporters at the post-match media conference.”He (Pant) had an outstanding season last year as well. He is playing well in Test matches as well. To score two hundreds overseas at such an age (21 years) shows his character. It is important that we groom him well and hopefully, he is the next big thing for us,” said Yuvraj, who was member of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian team.Yuvraj said that skipper Rohit Sharma’s early dismissal had an effect as they were chasing a big total.”Losing Rohit (Sharma) early (was one of the reasons). (Quinton) de Kock was going well but (we) lost his wicket. (Kieron) Pollard came and quickly lost his wicket. We really couldn’t get partnerships going. The wicket was more of 180-190 wicket, 215 (213) was quite a match-winning score,” said Yuvraj, who also lauded Delhi’s bowling attack.Yeh lo, aaj ke @RishabPant777 ke innings ki highlights! #MIvDC #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/i5ZxzFy8aeDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 24, 2019Pant is a match-winner on his day: Colin IngramadvertisementDelhi Capitals’ batsman Colin Ingram is also happy that Pant is carrying forward from where he had left last year.”Look, last year I watched him (Pant) from the couch and he seemed in similar form. It is a great sign for us that he is in good form, because he is a match-winner on his day and we saw that (even today),” Ingram said.Ingram shared an 83-run stand with opener Shikhar Dhawan and he said the partnership laid the foundation for a big score.”Losing wickets early on is not an ideal scenario in T20 cricket. So that partnership (with Dhawan) was vital at that time. I have only been here for a couple of days and it’s good to build relations quickly. With that partnership with Shikhar, we got to know each other quickly. That set the base for our innings to explode,” he added.Also Read | IPL 2019: Andre Russell wanted to cry after KKR’s win over SRH, says Shah Rukh KhanAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Yuvraj SinghFollow Rishabh PantFollow IPL 2019Follow Mumbai IndiansFollow Delhi Capitalslast_img read more