The seesaw career of Rishabh Pant

If life gives you second chance utilize it like a Rishabh Pant. A year ago there were plenty of question marks over Rishabh Pant’s career. But just see where is he now.

 

From not even a part of the team to India’s best wicket keeper batsman Rishabh has finally shown the world he is ready to be the next big thing in Indian cricket.

 

Rishabh Pant career
Source: BCCI

 

 

Rishabh Pant the real asset for Indian Cricket

 

The fairy tale for Rishabh Pant started in Australia where his couple of the 90s helped India retaining the Border Gavaskar trophy.

 

And the dream comeback continues in the home series against England. Whether it’s 90 odd in the Chennai test or momentum changing century in Ahmadabad he again proved why he is so much important to the team.

 

Rishabh Pant centuries in the test may not be huge but the impact innings he has played in his short career makes him so special.

 

Pant reverse sweep to Anderson that to with a new ball tells you the amount of calibre Pant has.

 

Rishabh Pant can hit centuries in T20s and IPL, Rishabh Pant can play jaw dropping test innings, and above all Pant can babysit as well 😀

 

 

Rohit Sharma on Rishabh Pant

 

“We need that spark in the middle and he brings that to us. He is batting in his own style, which is absolutely fine from the team perspective because he seems to be getting the job done, which is more important”. 

 

“With people like Pant, you need to back their skills, back their ability… Management completely understands that and he’s been given that freedom which is very, very important.

 

“It’s a great sign. He’ll flourish, he will give you these kinds of knocks every now and then,” Rohit added.

 

Rohit said as long as he (Pant) gets the job done, the team is happy. “There are times when he will play shots or he will get out but I don’t want anyone to criticize him for that. He is that kind of a player who can make a team look different within a span of an hour,” the opener said of 23-year-old Pant.

 

“Rishabh Pant is more than ready to fill the void of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s shoes”.

 

This was the bold statement given by Rohit Sharma.

 

 

Conclusion

 

There were no doubts about Rishabh Pant’s IPL records, ability, skill, but the only sign of concern was his immature shot selection and match awareness.

 

He got criticized a lot but the way he responded to his critics his commendable. He is only 23 but has made the Legends like Shane Warne, Sourav Ganguly, Michael Vaughan & Ricky Ponting his fan.

 

Adam Gilchrist also reckons Pant will be the next big thing in Indian cricket and he will be one of the biggest assets for India in the T20 World cup this year.

 

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Ishan Lalwani

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