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Pant perfect for being Dhoni's deputy: Ponting

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Former believes that Rishabh is perfect for playing the role of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's deputy in the upcoming World Cup, slated to begin on May 30 in England and

With the 15-member squad still to be picked for the showpiece event, has said some good knocks for the Capitals would make the favourite.

Notably, was subjected to "Dhoni, Dhoni" chants in Mohali during the fourth One-Day International between and after the stumper missed a couple of stumping chances.

"I think it's actually a big job for me and the coaches when he comes in, to make him forget what's happened in the last few days. He's probably lucky it happened in the last couple of games. It would have been hard to play all five games under that kind of pressure. Now he's back in a competition where he has dominated in the past," Cricbuzz quoted as saying.

"If he can win a couple of games for us then everything will be forgotten. I can't see anyone better than him as a second wicketkeeper in that Indian squad," he added.

Pant has been termed as Dhoni's successor but the boy hasn't received much opportunities with the presence of the experienced stumper.

However, with Dhoni likely to retire after the World Cup, the lad would get more opportunities to showcase his talent.



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 10:56 IST