Shortly after India’s exit from the 2019 World Cup last year at the hands of the Kiwis, much was speculated about Dhoni’s future with the team and the prospective replacement being groomed in Rishabh Pant. At that point, he was the regular test keeper and though was in and out of the limited overs side, he had pretty much cemented his place in the team.
In the build up to the third T20I against Bangladesh at Nagpur, India’s skipper for the series, Rohit Sharma, had asked for struggling wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant to be left alone. "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," Rohit had said while speaking to the media.
Virat Kohli and the Indian team management have been backing wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant at number four since the World Cup, despite his constant failures. However, India legend Sunil Gavaskar does not support the move and feels Shreyas Iyer is much-better suited to the position