MS Dhoni News: MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15. His decision stunned the whole cricket fraternity and sent them into a shock. After his retirement, the Indian fans are in dilemma on who will replace him in that wicketkeeper spot.
KL Rahul has claimed that spot in the limited-overs with some extraordinary performances. However, some believe that Rishabh Pant is the man who has a lot of potentials to replace MS Dhoni. On the other hand, Sanju Samson’s name has also come up the ranks after his batting performances in the ongoing IPL 2020.
Although Samson is not keeping the wickets for the Rajasthan Royals, he is still a good wicketkeeper. West Indies legend, Brian Lara has now opened up on who should replace MS Dhoni in the Indian Cricket Team. (MS Dhoni News)
Brian Lara feels that KL Rahul should not be bothered with wicketkeeping duties. (MS Dhoni News)
According to Lara, Rahul should not be given the extra burden of wicketkeeping, as his main objective is to score runs with the bat. He feels that Rishabh Pant should replace MS Dhoni as a wicketkeeper if he keeps on performing consistently. In the IPL 2020, Pant has scored runs consistently so far for the Delhi Capitals. He has amassed 171 runs at an impressive average of over 40. in the five matches so far.
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“Well, first of all, I would like to say that KL Rahul should not be bothered with wicketkeeping when it comes to that Indian squad. He’s such a great batsman that I feel that he should concentrate on that and put in a lot of runs on the board. Sanju Samson, who is not ‘keeping for Rajasthan Royals, but I do understand that he keeps, that’s one of his main jobs – very classy player, looks good so far in the tournament in Sharjah,” said Lara on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected. (MS Dhoni News)
I feel there’s a little chink in his armoury in terms of his technique against very good bowling on sporty tracks. Rishabh Pant a year ago, I would say no, but I feel that he has stepped up in terms of his responsibility as a batsman. Look at how he plays for Delhi Capitals, it looks like he wants that responsibility, he wants that onus on him to score runs, build an innings and get big scores. If he continues that way, I think that he should the No. 1,” he added. (MS Dhoni News)