The upcoming T20 series between India and South Africa will be conducted without bio-bubbles. It will be the first time for over 2 years when team India will be playing without bio-bubble in place.
Rishabh Pant, who has been appointed as the vice-captain of the series, is feeling relaxed that the Indian Cricket Board has decided to remove restrictions imposed on players.
The Indian Cricket Board has made the decision as the Covid-19 situation in India has eased out significantly. There has been a drastic reduction in cases across the country.
Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant has joined the Indian team in Delhi. KL Rahul and Co. are practicing hard ahead of the first T20I, scheduled to be played on 9th June 2022 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
“Getting out of the bio-bubble is really very satisfying. And hopefully, there are no more bio-bubble things, so I’m enjoying the time out now. We have gone through so much.
“When you keep on playing throughout the year, especially with the kind of pressure it is important to relax your mind. If you can’t refresh your mind, you won’t be giving your hundred percent. We need to keep working on our mind and keep refreshing,” Pant told SG Cricket Podcast.
Further asked about his strength, the young cricketer said he wanted to be called wicketkeeper-batter.
“I always try to give my hundred percent whenever I come on field? But I was always a wicket-keeper-batsman. Because as a kid I started keeping, as my father was also a wicket-keeper. That’s how I started doing wicket-keeping,” he added.
Senior players such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested for the upcoming T20 series against South Africa. KL Rahul will be in charge of the team, while Rishabh Pant will assume the vice-captaincy duties. Young pacers such as Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh have received their maiden call-ups for the series.