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KL Rahul short-term solution if you are thinking of the World Cup: Parthiv Patel


India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel feels KL Rahul is a short-term solution to India’s wicketkeeping woes and Rishabh Pant is extremely talented as he just needs to find his form.

India pacer Jasprit Bumrah with his teammate KL Rahul. (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • I feel Rahul is your short-term thing in a way if you’re thinking of the World Cup: Parthiv
  • Rishabh Pant definitely has it in him, there’s no doubt about that: Parthiv
  • Parthiv also revealed that he was impressed by Jasprit Bumrah in the first impression

India and Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel expressed his opinion who can be India’s wicket-keeper in ODIs and T20Is between KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant.

Parthiv said that KL Rahul can be India’s 1st choice wicketkeeper for the T20 World Cup but he feels the Karnataka batsman is a short term option.

In the latest episode of ‘Lockdown But Not Out series by FanCode, Parthiv Patel, who made his India debut in 2002, shared his thoughts when asked to pick between KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant in white-ball cricket.

“At this point of time, KL Rahul. I feel Rahul is your short-term thing in a way if you’re thinking of the World Cup. I think he’ll do the job for you during the World Cup, there’s no doubt about it.

“Rishabh Pant definitely has it in him, there’s no doubt about that. If I put myself into his shoes when I was 17-18, I didn’t have a good series, and going back to domestic cricket for a couple of years helped me a lot. Every time I’ve met Rishabh, I’ve always told him that people are talking about you because you’ve talent in you. If you had no talent and if you weren’t talented, people wouldn’t have been talking about you, so keep that in mind. Sometimes, you have to go back to domestic cricket and just get that form back,” Parthiv explained.

Parthiv also revealed that he was impressed by Jasprit Bumrah in the first impression and mentioned the pacer to RCB skipper Virat Kohli before Mumbai Indians picked him in the auction.

“I told Virat that this is the guy, we should be picking him! But obviously, Mumbai Indians outwitted RCB and he went to Mumbai Indians,” Parthiv said.

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