Young Indian batsman Rishabh Pant is in a rampaging form in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. He has had a very successful run in the tournament thus far. With his superlative performances, he is now one of the top contenders for the coveted Orange Cap – an award for the leading run scorer in an IPL season.
It is unfortunate for him and the cricket fans that his side will not be playing the playoffs.
When seen on a broader scale, his performances come as a very positive sign for the Indian cricket team.
Team India is already looking for a potential replacement for MS Dhoni in the limited overs format.
There is a lot of speculation about Dhoni’s possible retirement after the ICC Cricket World Cup next year. While all of that remains a secret for now,
the selectors and the fans would be happy to see a backup getting ready in any case.
Rishabh Pant has always had special regards for MS Dhoni and certainly, the two cricketers share a lot of mutual admiration.
Recently, when the Chennai Super Kings took on the Delhi Daredevils in the match 52 of the season, Pant managed to catch up with another Dhoni, Sakshi Dhoni.
He faced off against MS Dhoni on the field. But prior to the game, he managed to catch up with MSD’s wife, Sakshi Dhoni.
He did not miss out on taking a picture and was quick to post it as his Instagram story. He used the dog filters in the picture and he is seen taking a selfie with Sakshi.
The fans certainly liked the picture and were happy to see Dhoni’s potential successor on the field be at jovial terms with Dhoni’s family members. Well, there is certainly a lot of camaraderie in the Indian team.
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