The performance of wicketkeeper KS Bharat in the first two Test matches against England disappointed Sanjay Manjrekar.
Sanjay Manjrekar, a former batter for the Indian cricket team, expressed his dissatisfaction with KS Bharat’s performance in the opening two Test matches against England. On a few times, Bharat had a strong start, but it was unable to turn that into a significant setback. In a recent conversation, Manjrekar stated that Bharat has not looked good since Ishan Kishan was replaced during the Test series against South Africa and that the team management will need to seek elsewhere for better choices if he is unable to put on a strong performance.
It sounds a lot like he’s performing in his debut series. He has experience playing, having participated in all four Test matches against Australia. Rishabh Pant is expected to arrive shortly. Therefore, I’m not sure if it makes sense to continue investing in KS Bharat. Additionally, he is not twenty years old, and India has moved on from KS Bharat to Ishan Kishan. He has therefore accomplished enough to perhaps hold onto his position on the side. “I would personally look at another option before Rishabh Pant comes in and takes his place,” Manjrekar told ESPNCricinfo. “This team management believes in being fair to every individual.”
Manjrekar further mentioned that KS Bharat might not fare well in the near future if they are compared to Rishabh Pant, who is still recovering from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
“India will begin examining KS Bharat’s keeping to see if we can afford to have someone who isn’t making as much of an impact at bat. Recent times have seen India, along with the rest of the world, gravitate toward goalkeepers who are not only capable but also productive with the bat. Take a look at Rishabh Pant’s batting contributions over the past three to four years. Therefore, India will need to consider those items,” he continued.