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Dinesh Karthik believes Rishabh Pant is what MS Dhoni was initially

Karthik gave his thoughts on Indian wicketkeepers, focusing on Wriddhiman Saha.

Dinesh Karthik acknowledged in an interview with ICC that it was acceptable to move on from Wriddhiman Saha to Rishabh Pant since Rahul Dravid and management wanted to focus more time on the present key player.

“Just as MS Dhoni came in all those years ago, we’ve had a Rishabh Pant who’s come in over the last few of years and has done pretty well,” Karthik remarked to Pant.

“But you can see Rishabh Pant has pretty much nailed his place in the team. So then, you can understand which direction the Indian team is going in where they feel that if it’s going to be a second keeper role, then they’ll look at somebody younger,” added Dinesh.

The 37-year-old Saha was left out of India’s Test team for the forthcoming two-match series against Sri Lanka, with wicketkeepers Rishabh Pant and KS Bharat chosen instead. Later, Saha said that India head coach Rahul Dravid indicated him that the squad will try to move on from the veteran.