Back in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">Indian team</a> as a replacement following the injury to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shikhar-dhawan/news/">Shikhar Dhawan</a>, young wicketkeeper-batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rishabh-pant/news/">Rishabh Pant</a> on Friday said he remained positive despite being ignored from the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">World Cup</a> squad. <p></p> <p></p>Pant was flown in as cover after Dhawan suffered a thumb injury during his match-winning hundred against Australia. <p></p> <p></p>With the injury turning out to be a fracture, Dhawan was ruled out of the World Cup and Pant was named his replacement in the squad. <p></p> <p></p>"When I didn't get selected, I thought may be I didn't do something right, so I became more positive and focused on how to improve myself. Then I did well in IPL. Then I kept practising," Pant told India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in a video posted by BCCI. <p></p> <p></p>"It is one dream for all to make India win. When I came to know that I have been called to England as a back-up, my mother was with me. So I told her, she went to temple and paid her offerings. <p></p> <p></p>"As a cricketer, I always wanted to play a World Cup and perform there and now that I have got this opportunity, I am feeling very happy." <p></p> <p></p>Currently placed at the fourth spot in the points table, India will next take on Afghanistan Saturday.