Former Australian spinner Shane Warne was being compared to former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in favor of keeping Rishabh Pant in the Indian team going to the World Cup. Shane Warne had said that as a specialist batsman, Rishabh can be played in the World Cup. I think both Dhoni and Pant can play in the team. However, now Rishabh has given his views on the matter. He has said that Dhoni is great. He and I should not be compared at all.
21-year-old Pant said that I am not thinking about comparison with Dhoni at all. I can't be compared to them anywhere. They are great. As a player, I want to learn a lot from him. I don't want people to compare me with them. I want to improve my game by being near Dhoni and learn all the important things from him. I didn't succeed in the ODI series against Australia. Still I have not lost my courage.
Rishabh said that as far as the World Cup is concerned, I have not thought about it at all. I am currently playing in India only. There is a world of difference between the conditions here and the conditions in England. I am playing cricket continuously. After playing with Australia, now I will be busy with IPL. In the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, Rishabh Pant will play for the Delhi Capitals team.