Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir believes that having KL Rahul as a wicket-keeper batsman within the staff is a big asset to the aspect but additionally questioned what the transfer can probably imply for the way forward for Rishabh Pant. Gambhr hailed Rahul as an ‘invaluable middle-management asset’ and mentioned that he may be groomed for greater roles sooner or later. However, with Rahul assuming the function of wicket-keeper, India dropped Pant within the ODI collection in opposition to Australia and Gambhir will not be certain about how that may have an effect on the teen’s confidence.
“There are few areas in cricket and business which overlap. Let’s talk about KL Rahul, a fantastic human resource for Indian cricket. He has a good attitude, top-class fitness level, an array of strokes and leadership qualities. On a corporate scale, Rahul is an invaluable middle-management asset who can be groomed for bigger roles,” Gambhir wrote in his column for Times of India.
“A concussion break to Rishabh Pant meant that Rahul had to keep wickets too, a task he did with assurance. This has now led to talk that he will continue this dual role in the upcoming limited-overs games. I hope the Indian team’s HR department – selectors and team management – have deliberated carefully on this,” Gambhir added.
Gambhir additionally careworn on the truth that the staff administration wants to take Rahul’s needs into consideration whereas deciding as it may be a troublesome for a younger participant to say no to a proposal from the administration.
.“I want the decision-makers to consider a few aspects. Have they discussed this with Rahul? Is he wholeheartedly performing the role? It’s usually impossible for a young cricketer to say “no” to something thrown at him with out risking getting dropped,” Gambhir wrote.
The former India opener was involved about Pant and the way the transfer to retain Rahul as the wicket-keeper can have an effect on him. Gambhir mentioned that Pant is already beneath stress due to the questions raised about his approach and he believes that the administration ought to have a chat with the teen.
“Second, what happens to Rishabh Pant? I think his confidence is already eroding under the constant scrutiny of his technique. I’m not sure how he will perceive this move. A fair and open-hearted chat with Rishabh will ensure the team performs well both on and off the field. Organisations can ill afford to have a talented but disgruntled youngster in the room,” Gambhir wrote.