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Key player: Rishabh Pant is happy that the team management is supporting each and every player and g
Key player: Rishabh Pant is happy that the team management is supporting each and every player and giving them chances.
Rishabh Pant is on a learning curve in international cricket and his only endeavour is to improve each day, not only as a player but also as a human being.
The nascent internatio
nal career of M.S. Dhoni's heir apparent has been an eventful one -- a few eye-catching knocks interspersed with indiscreet shot selections that invited a lot of critical comments.
With India having a packed schedule in the next six months, Pant was asked about how he sees things panning out for him.
"Every match is crucial for me and it is not about the next six months. Everyday of my life is crucial and I want to improve both as a cricketer and as a person. That's what I am looking forward to," Pant said.
He scored an attractive half-century in the third and final T20I but some of his dismissals after getting set have left a lot to be desired.
"As an individual, I would like to have a big score but every time I go in, I am not focussing on that. I have been getting out after being set, so I want to play normal, positive cricket that can help my team win matches," Pant said.
He is happy that the team management is supporting each and every player and giving them chances.
"We are not experimenting as we are giving chance to everyone, whoever is in the team.
"Everyone is getting a proper chance and treatment. Everyone is confident of their position as the team management is supporting them," the 21-year-old said.
The World Cup semifinal exit was a disappointment but the young 'keeper insisted it's time to move on.
"We felt bad after losing the World Cup semifinals but as professionals we knew that we hadn't played badly. It was just 45 minutes of bad cricket (against New Zealand). As we play more cricket, we need to learn and keep on improving," he said.