(Video) Rishabh Pant hones keeping aptitude with ricochet drill

Rishabh Pant is put through the paces.

Aryan Surana

Fielding coaches come up with inventive drills every now and then to help keep their disciples swift as a hare. R Sridhar made wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant go through a cluttered regime aimed at enhancing reflexes, reducing reaction time and ensuring smooth collection of the ball into the gloves. It involved nicking deflections by a flexible stump while two men did random one-on-one catching to distract Pant's attention. Such unique settings go a long way in improving a keeper's body positioning and special awareness, testified by Pant's recent outings behind the sticks.