Dhoni has said goodbye to Indian cricket before the IPL and filling his place will not be easy for Team India. However, before Dhoni's retirement, Team India started looking for his option and the first name that came first was Rishabh Pant. Pant was considered to be Mahi's successor and he also got a lot of opportunities, but he failed to do his job properly.
KL Rahul got a chance after Rishabh Pant's poor performance and his injury on New Zealand tour. After this, he has proved himself as the name of the wicketkeeper of Team India's ODI and T20 team. At present, KL Rahul is playing the role of wicketkeeper in the limited overs format for Team India and it seems difficult for Rishabh Pant to find a place in the team.
MSK Prasad, former chief selector of Team India regarding Rishabh Pant, says that the reason behind the decline in his game is that he has started comparing himself to MS Dhoni. He said that Rishabh Pant considers Dhoni as his ideal and he not only compares himself with him but is also trying to copy him and due to this his performance level has come down.