Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Pic/ AFP
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Pic/ AFP

Australian spin legend Shane Warne has backed the Indian cricket team and also their new-found wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant for the upcoming ICC World Cup. As the cricketing nations is gearing up for the most-awaited tournament, Warne feels Pant can be handy in opening the innings with Rohit Sharma. Warne also said that Pant can be added in the team as a batsman considering that MS Dhoni brilliantly takes care of the wicketkeeper’s duties.

“There has been talk if Rishabh Pant can play in the side. I think Dhoni and Pant both can play. I can’t see why Rishabh Pant can’t play as a batsman, he is outstanding,” Warne was quoted in India Today.

“Maybe even open the batting with Rohit Sharma. I know Shikhar Dhawan does a great job but Rishabh Pant opening the batting with Rohit Sharma could be pretty cool too for India. Go with some of these X-factor type things and tactical battles, where you surprise the opposition,” Warne further added.

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