T20 needs players like Rishabh Pant, says Delhi Capitals batsman Colin Munro

Rishabh Pant is known for his flamboyant brand of cricket and Delhi Capitals batsman Colin Munro feels players like the dashing wicketkeeper-batsman are an absolute must in the shortest format of the game.

Once Rishabh gets going, he becomes a nightmare for the bowlers.  The left-hander had smashed a 27-ball 78 against Mumbai Indians before scoring 46 against Kolkata Knight Riders.

“Look at someone like Rishabh, he knows his game so well. Whether he is going to bat at number 4, 5 or 6, he’s played the same way and that’s okay, we need those players in the T20 format to just go out there and try to take the bull by the horns from ball one,” Munro said.

Colin Munroe

Delhi Capitals have a young group as its core including the likes of Pant, Indian under-19 world cup winning skipper Prithvi Shaw and South African pacer Kagiso Rabada. “Just seeing the young guys in our team coming in and playing with absolute freedom, no fear and with clarity in the way they go on about there cricket is great. They know their strengths and weaknesses,” he said.

“The beauty of our team is that we have some really experienced international players and Indian players like Shikhar (Dhawan) and Axar (Patel) alongside youngsters and the boys on the bench are working hard as well.”

NT Bureau