Rishabh Pant, the young wicketkeeper-batsman of the Indian cricket team, is being seen as an alternative to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. However, he is yet to prove himself properly for this. At the same time, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir said that if he wants to succeed in international cricket then he needs to be mentally strong. Gambhir said he hopes that the break of a few months due to the lockdown may have put him on the right track.
Gambhir said during the show on a sports channel, you can hit as many balls as you want, as long as you want. But to face criticism one has to be mentally strong because criticism will always happen and how do you play the game by going ahead. He said, a break of 4-5 months clearly refreshes you mentally and physically, but going ahead you will know how he copes with criticism.
Gambhir believes that if a person wants to succeed internationally, a cricketer should be as mentally superior as they are to be skilful. He said, I think you need to constantly improve your skills, but to play international cricket you have to be mentally strong too.
During this, Irfan Pathan also took part in discussions with Gambhir and said, the break is good for a lot of players. Most athletes have not been playing for 4-5 months in a row, so this shortage will freshen them up mentally and physically, mainly to veterans and players whose careers were at stake.
The Pathan said this break will benefit people a lot. I think there will be a lot of cricketers whose career was at stake but will be revived now as they would have recovered mentally and physically, especially players who are 35-36 years old, their careers are few. May increase for years.
Talking about Pant, Pathan said, “If we talk about Pant, he is a young player, very talented, there was a lot of focus on him.” So the focus that is shifting away from him will be good for Pant and many other cricketers.”