NEW DEHI, May 2: Calling MS Dhoni his mentor, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant says the World Cup-winning skipper has his own way of helping the younger crop as he never provides a full solution to a problem, encouraging them to look for answers.
Pant, was heir apparent to Dhoni until KL Rahul emerged as a wicket-keeper batsman in the limited overs format, making the southpaw no more a certainty in the playing eleven.
�He (Dhoni) has been like a mentor to me, on and off the field. I can approach him freely with any problem I may be facing, and he will never give me the entire solution for it,� Pant said in an Instagram live session with his IPL team Delhi Capitals. �This is so that I don�t become entirely dependent on him, he gives me hints only that helps me solve the issue myself. He�s also one of my favourite batting partners, though it�s not something that happens too often,� he said. � PTI