IND vs SA: Rishabh Pant doesn’t know how to use bowlers! Questions raised again on captaincy

Rishabh Pant made only 2.1 overs from Yuzvendra Chahal. (PC: AFP)

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Yuzvendra Chahal bowled just 13 deliveries in the first T20I against South Africa. After the decision to get 2 overs from IPL 2022 Purple Cap winner Chahal, questions are being raised on the captaincy of Rishabh Pant.

India had to face defeat in the first T20 match at the hands of South Africa. Rishabh Pant The Indian team led by (Rishabh Pant) had to face defeat in the first match of the series by 7 wickets. After this defeat, questions are being raised on Pant’s captaincy. Questioning Pant’s captaincy, former Indian bowler Ashish Nehra says that he is surprised by Pant’s strategy of getting just 2.1 overs from Yuzvendra Chahal. IPL 2022 Purple Cap winner Chahal bowled just 13 balls in the first T20 match against South Africa, giving away 26 runs. While captaining Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022, Pant did not get full overs from Kuldeep Yadav too many times. Whereas Kuldeep was the highest wicket-taker for Delhi in IPL 2022. Nehra says that Chahal should have bowled to break the pair of Rasi van der Dussen and David Miller.

Defensive bowling will not work

Along with the poor bowling in the first match, India’s fielding was also very bad. India dropped many important catches. Talking to Cricbuzz, Nehra said that Pant is a young captain. He will learn and hopefully he will do better. He said that Chahal bowled only 2.1 overs. Sometimes teams keep the leg-spinners in check because of the left-handed batting. Nehra said that it is important to have the option of taking wickets in the middle overs and if you want to stop a great batsman, then you have to take his wicket. Nehra said that defensive bowling will not work.

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South Africa easily achieved the target

Talking about the match, India, batting first, gave a target of 212 runs to South Africa, in response, South Africa achieved the target 5 balls before and won the match by 7 wickets. Miller and Dussain made a big contribution to South Africa’s spectacular victory by making a century partnership. Ishan Kishan scored the highest 76 runs for India. At the same time, Captain Pant played an innings of 29 runs. Hardik Pandya scored 31 runs in 12 balls. However, the innings of Dussain and Miller overshadowed their innings. Chahal took 27 wickets in 17 matches in IPL 2022.