Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant
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Chennai: In recent times, Rishabh Pant has drawn flak for his inconsistency in the field. He has fallen out of favour by the fans and apparently, has also fallen out of favour with the Board as well after he was dropped for India's first T2OI against New Zealand.

However, former India skipper Kapil Dev feels no one but Pant himself can silence his critics.

Speaking at a promotional event here on Saturday, the legendary India all-rounder said, "He (Pant) is very talented and he cannot blame anybody. He has to look after his own career. The only way for him is to keep on getting runs and prove everybody wrong."

"When you are talented, it is your job to prove people wrong. The players have to look after themselves. They should never give the option to the selectors to drop them or give them a rest," India's first World Cup-winning captain added while answering a question on Pant.

KL Rahul has proved his efficiency both with the bat and gloves and has surged ahead of the Delhi batsman.

Kapil, who was in the city for a promotional event, said that Rahul being asked to do the glovework in place of Pant is the team management's call.

"It is the team management's call. I don't know about these things. It is not my decision. The team has to decide who opens, who bats at No. 3 and the rest of things," the 61-year-old said.

Rishabh Pant, who was ruled out of the Australia series after suffering from a concussion in their first encounter, has been struggling for form ever since last year. A talented batsmen, he has been given chance upon chance by the Board, but has failed to live up to their expectations. Last year, his indifferent form had resulted in his ouster from India's Test squad.

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