Delhi Daredevils batting mentor Rahul Dravid feels that Rishabh Pant will be a very important player for Indian in future as he has courage and well performance that showed in the IPL.
A few days before the start of Indian Premier League, Pant lost his father but still played for Delhi Daredevils in the opening match.
Daredevils batting mentor Dravid said, “Rishabh played very well this year, played a very good inning, he entered the tournament at a very a difficult time, he lost his father, which shows his mental strength.”
“Pant overcame that tragedy and did consistently well throughout the season. I am sure he will go on to become a very important player for India.”
After losing over Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dravid said at the post-match press conference about their performance. “It’s disappointing obviously, had hoped to quality at the start of the tournament but there were some close matches in the middle which we couldn’t win.”
“You need eight wins to qualify for this tournament, we got seven last year, six this year and I think the close games we lost probably cost us,” he added.
Dravid said about the franchise backed some of the younger Indian players. “Few of the changes were obviously forced due to injuries, sometimes you do make tactical changes as well when people are not in form, so it’s hard to assess. Each and every game was different. That’s not really an excuse.”
He further added, “I believe we had the squad and the players to make up for that. I think the team was really good, maybe a little bit inexperienced in the batting because of the injuries early on but I still think we had the ability and a lot of opportunities in a lot of games.”