Bhuvneshwar Kumar has backed Rishabh Pant to gradually improve his leadership skills
In the pre-match press conference held ahead of the second T20I at Cuttack, Bhuvneshwar opined that Pant shouldn’t be judged as a captain as it was his first match as the Indian skipper. The Meerut-born pacer also expected the keeper-batter from Delhi to evolve as a leader with the progression of the series.
Although the dynamic southpaw hammered a crucial 16-ball-29 with the bat, some of his on-field calls received severe backlash.
“He’s a young captain and it was his first match. I’m sure he will try to do better and improve as the series progresses”, Bhuvneshwar said.
“Generally, the captain is as good as the team and it’s a team effort. Our bowling did not go off well and let him down. If we did well, then you would have hailed his decision-making skills. I’m sure he will do well. As a bowling unit, we had an off day but that’s okay we just want to come back in the next match”, the 32-year-old concluded.