Rishabh Pant after scoring only one half-century in 13 innings, out of which five have produced single-digit scores, finds himself the middle of a lean patch in batting. All the focus was initially on Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane for not being in form, the same has now shifted to the Pant following his dismissal for a three-ball duck in the team’s second innings during Johannesburg Test.
“For me, Pant is a quality player but I would rather let the bat do the talking at the moment than him behind the stumps. I reckon before you know, a couple of low scores and he’s going to find himself in trouble there… fighting for a spot in the team. I’m quite surprised with that,” Morkel said.