TATA IPL 2022: Shane Watson Refrain Comparison Among Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni In Limelight


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Having a consistent back as MS Dhoni’s long-term descendant, Rishabh Pant made his spot at the back of stumps permanent. He retained his position behind the stumps for the past three tournaments. Further, Forgoing Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Shane Watson withhold from comparing MS Dhoni with Rishabh Pant. As he says there both gameplay is distant and they both are distinctive kinds of cricketers. In the upcoming IPL season, we will see both renowned cricketers leading their respective teams. 

After years of gossip, Rishabh Pant achieved new opportunities in his career. Here, Finally, we will see Rishabh making his own space in the Indian Team and justify filling the MS Dhoni-shaped void in the team. At an early age, Rishabh came a long way, the wicket-keeper batsman giving mature performances in the tournaments. Rishabh brings a lot of success to the Indian team. Though, is it right to compare Rishabh with MS Dhoni? 

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Shane Watson Statement Over Comparison Made Between Pant And Dhoni

Shane Watson, Former Australian All-rounder and Chennai Super King player. He was questioned in regard to the Comparison between Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni. He played numerous matches alongside MS Dhoni. Shane Watson perceives that the two players are very distinctive from each other. 

Further, Watson said they both comprise Different playing styles. However, he feels that the two players have some similarities as well. They both follow a similar kind of Leadership style. 

During a press conference on Tuesday, Watson stated Generally some people have a habit of comparing apples with other apples. Further, he added Every person has their own identity. Even he gave a statement that every player has their fine distinction and skillset. He states Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni are very different people as well as players. He appreciated Rishabh Pant’s leadership quality. As he says Rishabh as a leader, he is cool by nature and similar vibe he experienced with MS Dhoni. 

Pant at the age of 24 years old, he still needs to cover a long way in his cricketing journey. With every passing tournament, the Delhi youngster seems to enhance his performance. Whether it is with regards to his skills with the bat and behind the stumps, or leadership. As far as comparing Rishabh Pant’s skills with MS Dhoni goes, Watson said that people can do that at their own comfort. 


We will see both well-skilled players, leading their respective IPL teams in the upcoming league. However, Dhoni earned the title in the previous season. Let’s see how far these two players take their respective teams this year. The Indian Premier League is about to commence on March 26, 2022.

There are many sports in the world. Some people likes football, and others likes cricket or basketball. But I love to play cricket because it is a game of gentalman. I am a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler. I played an inter-college tournaments. Also, I represented my college cricket team as vice captain. Ms. Dhoni is my idol, and the Chennai Super Kings are my all-time favourite franchise. 

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