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Gavaskar wants Rishabh Pant as replacement
New Delhi: Sunil Gavaskar and Kevin Pietersen batted for Rishabh Pant’s inclusion but Gautam Gambhir said it is Ambati Rayudu who deserves to be called in if Shikhar Dhawan is ruled out of the India’s World Cup campaign due to a left thumb fracture.
Possible replacements being talked about are standbys Pant and Rayudu along with India A captain Shreyas Iyer. “…it has to be Rishabh Pant. He has been in cracking hot form in the IPL. He would probably want to show that he deserved to be in the team in the first place,” Gavaskar said.
The view on having Pant on board, if Dhawan is ousted, was echoed by former England batsman Kevin Pietersen. “Shikha OUT the World Cup. Get Pant on the plane ASAP. KL Rahul to open and Pant at number 4…,” Pietersen tweeted. (PTI)