“I request everyone to keep their eyes off Rishabh Pant for a while,” says Rohit Sharma

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Mumbai: Young Rishabh Pant has been continuously criticised for his poor showing behind the stumps. More so, because Rishabh Pant is being groomed to take the place of veteran wicket keeper-batsman MS Dhoni, but is yet to really set the stage alight in international cricket. However, India’s T20I stand-in Captain Rohit Sharma came out in support of the Delhi batsman and said everyone should keep their eyes away from him. Rohit Sharma also added that Rishabh Pant is a fearless cricketer and if the criticism stays away, it will help him perform better. “You know there is a lot of talk happening about Rishabh Pant every day, every minute. I just feel that he needs to be allowed to do what he wants to do on the field. I would request everyone to keep their eyes away from Rishabh Pant for a while,” skipper Rohit said on the eve of the T20I series decider against Bangladesh here.