Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson and Yuzvendra Chahal are currently in Guwahati. © Video tweeted by @RishabhPant17
Rishabh Pant, who has been drawing a lot of flak for his below-par glove work in some of India’s recent outings, is working on his fitness for the upcoming assignments. The young wicket-keeper is currently in Guwahati where the first Twenty20 International (T20I) of the upcoming three-match series between India and Sri Lanka will be played on Sunday. Rishabh Pant took to Twitter and posted a video where he can be seen getting some boxing practice with the Indian cricket team’s strength and conditioning coach, Nick Webb. There is a second part of the video as well where Yuzvendra Chahal can be seen trading some blows with the coach from New Zealand. It looks like a regular workout video until Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson join Yuzvendra Chahal and it ends up looking like a scene straight out of a comedy movie. “During Workout vs After Workout,” Rishabh Pant captioned the video.
During After Workout Vs Workout pic.twitter.com/OSaoxPu3YG
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) January 4, 2020
Chief selector MSK Prasad had said last month that Pant will have to work on his skills and that is why he will train under a specialist wicket-keeping coach.
“Pant needs to improve his keeping skills. We will have him work under a specialist wicket-keeping coach,” Prasad said after the Indian team selection for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka and Australia.
India are scheduled to play three T20Is against Sri Lanka, which will be followed by three ODIs against Australia starting January 14.