Rishabh Pant was named in India’s T20 squad against England giving an indication whom the selectors consider as Dhoni’s successor with the glove.
Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who got his maiden India call as a member of the squad for T20 International matches against England, today expressed hope that he will learn some tricks about keeping from Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
“(I am) pretty happy with my selection right now. I don’t think too much, I am enjoying my selection,” 19-year-old Pant told reporters on the sidelines of the 13th D Y Patil T20 Cup.
Now Pant will be in the same team as former India skipper and ace wicket-keeper batsman M S Dhoni and he expects to learn from the legend himself especially about keeping.
“I am trying to learn from Dhoni bhai (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) since a long time, but time never came, because he was different (in different teams). Now since the opportunity has come, I will get to learn a lot of wicket-keeping (from him) and he will make the mindset good,” he added.
He said that he learned about discipline from Rahul Dravid, who was his India Under-19 coach and IPL mentor.
He remembered that Dhoni gave him his ODI cap in Zimbabwe and that was his favourite moment.