Retrieved 02 May 2020, 18:31 IST
During an Instagram live session hosted by The capital of Delhi, Indian team star ‘Keeper’ has talked about how Dhoni has been his mentor so far throughout his career.
“He (Dhoni) has been a mentor to me and off the field. I can approach him with any problem I face and he will never give me the full solution,” Pant said.
Dakshin Pablo made his Indian team debut in the T20I against England in January 2015, less than a year after being impressed by the Delhi Daredevils in IPL 201 in.
When Pant made his debut for the Indian national team in January before all-rounder Washington Sundar broke his record, he made his youngest debut for the country.
Memorable years for the Indian cricket team in the Test format
Punt made his Test debut for India the following year, in August 2018 and a month later, becoming the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test century in England. The great form of the Indian starlet continued for the next year as he limited his place in the Indian team even after scoring a Test century against Australia.
The Delhi cricketer spoke about how Dhoni has a unique way of giving pants tips on certain topics to ensure that the youngster can gain experience in the long run.
“That’s why I don’t rely entirely on him. He just gives me hints that help me solve the problem on my own,” Pant added.
Pants was selected as Dhoni’s successor after making several effective runs down the order with the bat in hand when he once decided to call time in his career. And during the conversation, Pant also shed light on how the experienced team of the Indian cricket team always keeps his plans right while batting.
“He’s one of my best batting partners, although it doesn’t happen very often. If Mahi Bhai is at the crease, you know that things have been picked up. He’s got a plan in his head, and you have to follow what you have to do.” Said.