Denmark’s Kaneria, a former spinner from Pakistan, criticized India’s wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant for his level of fitness.

Although Kaneria admitted that Rohit Sharma isn’t in great shape either, it’s more crucial for Pant to be in better shape as he is the wicket-keeper.

Rohit Sharma. PC – Leicestershire Twitter

Pant’s level of fitness has been called into question before. Kaneria believes Pant lags behind many others in this area, even though a new training regimen was introduced when Virat Kohli initially became India captain.

IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant's fitness isn't up to snuff, and neither is Rohit Sharma - Danish Kaneria
Rishabh pants (Image credits: Twitter)
Rishabh pants (Image credits: Twitter)

“Rishabh Pant’s level of fitness is well below average. It is, in my opinion, only mediocre. When Kohli assumed the captaincy, the team’s fitness requirements underwent a significant change. But compared to the others, Pant is falling behind “On his own YouTube account” Kaneria said.

‘Rohit Sharma isn’t in great shape either’: Dane Kaneria

Denmark’s Kaneria was also quick to address Rohit Sharma’s fitness issues. Kaneria, however, gave Rohit a bye because he is a pure beater. However, the disgraced spinner believes Pant places a high priority on fitness.
“Even though Rohit Sharma is also not in great form, he is a hitter so it is fine for him. However, as a wicketkeeper, Pant needs to improve his physical form.

Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma.  Photo-Twitter
Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma. Photo-Twitter

“We have witnessed how he has not been able to squat properly in recent games even at this young age. This is due to his weight issues. His flexibility is also impacted. He plays to hit the bowlers immediately. Physical fitness is also the only way to develop mental toughness and maturity”Dane Kaneria clarified.

From July 1 to 5, the Indian team will face England in a Test match at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The match has been rescheduled. The 5th Test of India tour of England in 2021 was postponed last year after various Indian team support staff called out COVID-19. India currently leads the series 2-1.

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