India vs Pakistan: It is a repeat of IPL, literally! Former India captain MS Dhoni was spotted giving a wicketkeeping masterclass to Rishabh Pant, who has just joined Team India in the UK. Pant has joined the squad and was in the groove straight away. He was seen jogging around Manchester and then while having a chat with Dhoni, the 37-year-old World Cup-winning captain was seen passing tips to the young cricketer. It is not an unfamiliar sight as Dhoni has been seen guiding the young Indian and international wicketkeepers throughout the IPL. Dhoni is once again giving reasons to admire him even more.
Here is the video where you can see Pant paying attention like a student obeying his principal:
Earlier, BCCI also took to their social media page to announce the arrival of Rishabh Pant:
Pant has been roped into the side after India opener Shikhar Dhawan picked up a thumb injury in the match against Australia. He has had a decent IPL and was in the reckoning for a selection. Pant would hope he is ready to grab his opportunity as and when it arises.
Meanwhile, favourites India would lock horns with unpredictable Pakistan at Manchester on June 16.
India: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja.
Pakistan: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail,Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain.