[caption id="attachment_823698" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-823698" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Dhoni-Pant-Twitter.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="392" /> Rishabh Pant, who is now India's first-choice keeper in Test cricket, is still fighting for a spot in India's ICC World Cup 2019 squad that will be announced later this month. @ Twitter[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rishabh-pant/">Rishabh Pant</a> is a talented cricketer, but he shouldn't be compared with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mahendra-singh-dhoni/">Mahendra Singh Dhoni</a>, feels India's first World Cup-winning captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kapil-dev/">Kapil Dev</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Pant, who is now India's first-choice keeper in Test cricket, is still fighting for a spot in India's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> squad that will be announced later this month. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/indian-premier-league-2019-rishabh-pants-stump-mic-chatter-goes-viral-bcci-clears-the-air-822476">Rishabh Pant s stump mic chatter goes viral, BCCI clears the air</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"You can never compare anyone with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. No one can ever replace a player of Dhoni's stature. Pant is a talented cricketer and we shouldn't put him under pressure by comparing him with Dhoni. His time will surely come," the 1983 World Cup-winning captain told media persons on the sidelines of a promotional event on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>In his inimitable style, Kapil played down the workload management issue of Indian pacers. "We all have workload," he laughed and added: "We are making a big issue out of it. What is workload? "Mehnat Karna hi naa? Kya aap mehnat bhi naahi karoge? (You don't even want to work hard?) (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/indian-premier-league-2019-rishabh-pant-will-win-many-more-games-for-delhi-capitals-ricky-ponting-819378">Rishabh Pant will win many more games for Delhi: Ricky Ponting</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Kapil had a number of allrounders, including <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mohinder-amarnath/">Mohinder Amarnath</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/madan-lal/">Madan Lal</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/roger-binny/">Roger Binny</a> and himself, in that squad. However, both <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/hardik-pandya/">Hardik Pandya</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vijay-shankar/">Vijay Shankar</a>'s bowling has been an issue, but Kapil refused to be critical. <p></p> <p></p>"Winning World Cup is not buying sweets from a shop. It's a mission and at this juncture, I don't want to be the critic who wants to pull the team. I will not like to harp on weak points and rather focus on our strengths," said the legendary allrounder. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-world-cup-2019-dont-fix-batting-spots-play-according-to-the-situation-kapil-dev-823625">'Don't fix batting spots, play according to the situation'</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"World Cup is a culmination of four years of planning. I am certain our selection committee has identified the right bunch of players. Now it's up to the players to execute and also they would need a bit of luck in such a big event," he said.