first_imgThere is some sincerity when legendary sportsmen pick their legacy-candidate on retirement. Sachin Tendulkar tipped Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Yuvraj Singh singles out Delhi dasher Rishabh Pant.For Pant, having missed the flight to UK after selectors picked the experienced Dinesh Karthik over his exuberance, Yuvraj’s words of high praise should boost his confidence. “Rishabh Pant has potential to be better than me. And he has proven himself in a short span of time,” Yuvraj spoke in his retirement press conference.Delhi’s dynamic left hander was tipped to be India’s X factor in the World Cup campaign but his mixed performances in this season’s IPL and a few 50 overs opportunities he got before the World Cup, discouraged the selectors from picking him.But Yuvraj foresees a bright future for Pant on back of his clean striking ability as well as the maturity he has showcased in early part of his test career.”He scored two test hundreds away – in Australia and England. He has a lot of potential. He has it in him to be a very attacking and match winning left hander. I am really looking forward to seeing him in the next few years,” said Yuvraj.Yuvraj wasn’t impressed with India’s musical chairs for no.4 slot ahead of the World Cup but restrained himself from pressing the point. “There is a lot I want to say but I won’t. All I will say is we have to back whoever is picked to play at no.4 for the World Cup,” he said.advertisementAfter a series of trial and error, KL Rahul has started as India’s first choice no.4 batter in England with Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik as possible backups. Rishabh Pant is one of the standbys outside the chosen squad of fifteen in case need arises for a replacement.Also Read | Rohit Sharma to Yuvraj Singh: Love you brotherman, you deserved a better send-offAlso Read | Enjoy retirement legend: Stuart Broad bids adieu to Yuvraj SinghAlso Seelast_img