Rishabh is doing well for Delhi as captain, will play big innings soon: Raina

Mumbai, May 5 (PTI) Former India batsman Suresh Raina feels Rishabh Pant has done exceptionally well as captain of Delhi Capitals and left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s brilliant use is a testament to it.

Kuldeep had been battling a bad rhythm for the last two years and had lost his confidence. He has taken 17 wickets in this IPL season so far and credits the young captain of the team for his success.

To ‘Star Sports’ Raina told, “Pant for me is doing a great job as a captain. He has used Kuldeep Yadav very well and now he is leading Delhi to victory. Pant’s best performance as a batsman is yet to come. He is a player of big matches, and under the guidance of coach Ricky Ponting, he is going to play big innings very soon.

Another India cricketer Mohammad Kaif said that Pant will have to decide whether he will bat with some attitude in the coming matches.

Kaif, the former assistant coach of this team, said, “Rishabh Pant has to decide whether he has to bat the full 20 overs or he wants to play the role of a pinch hitter. Captain Pant will have to decide what is in the interest of the team.

He said, “Pant has the ability to win matches on his own but his performance as a batsman has not been good this year. So, I think he is under pressure to be successful as a captain and as a batsman (in the current season). ,