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Ganguly: Don't compare Rishabh with MS Dhoni


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Rishabh Pant's career has been dogged by comparisons to the legendary MS Dhoni from the start. Pant is frequently likened to former India captain MS Dhoni, even two years after his international retirement.

Sourav Ganguly, former India captain and current BCCI president, is adamantly opposed to these analogies. Pant should never be compared to Dhoni, according to the former opening batter.

"Don't compare Pant with MS Dhoni. Dhoni has so much experience, has captained in 500-plus games in IPL, Tests and ODIs. So it's not fair for Rishabh to be compared with Dhoni," Ganguly told reporters ahead of the first Qualifier match between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Pant's IPLs were not the finest. Despite scoring 340 runs at a strike rate of 151, none of his innings had a significant impact on the match's outcome.

DC failed to take make it to the playoffs after they lost their must-win last match against Mumbai Indians.

The Delhi-based franchise finished at number five in the points table with 14 points in as many matches. The Royal Challengers Bangalore also finished with 14 points but they went through because of a higher net run rate.