Rishabh Pant is in great form and there is no denying the fact that he is playing splendidly well. Observing his latest performances Inzamam-Ul-Haq, the former captain of the Pakistan cricket team has made a bold prediction. Inzamam stated that the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant would soon surpass MS Dhoni and Adam Gilchrist if he continued playing the same way.
Rishabh Pant had made his comeback in the team during the tour of Australia last year in December and has been unstoppable ever since. Pant hit four half-centuries and one century during the Test series against Australia. His great form did not ditch him in the series against England too and he knocked 77 off 40 balls in the second ODI against England.
“Gave India the boost in batting”
Inzamam seemed to be highly impressed by Pant’s performance and his varied range of strokes. He believes that Pant can easily make a place amongst legendary players like Dhoni and Gilchrist if his run form continues to be the same.
Inzamam said that Pant had given a boost to India’s batting in the lower order but scoring 77 runs off 40 balls. The former Pakistan captain admitted that he had been following Pant’s journey for the last 6-7 months and also stated that the way he has been able to score effectively at different positions is amazing.
Pant has a varied range of strokes
As per Inzamam-Ul-Haq, Pant has a range of strokes. The way Pant expresses himself with the bat has been the best that Inzamam has seen in the last 30-35 years. In the last 30-35 years there have been only two wicketkeeper-batsman that have shown such variety in their strokes and they are legendary players, MS Dhoni and Adam Gilchrist. He also said that if Pant continues in the same manner, soon Gilchrist and Dhoni would be left behind.
Pandya and KL Rahul also played well
India posted a humongous score of 336 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the 2nd ODI against England and Inzamam feels that it would not have been possible without Pant’s amazing inning. He also appreciated KL Rahul who scored 108 off 114 balls. Inzamam said that Pant and Rahul’s partnership added a century and gave a tough time to the opposition for the fourth wicket.
He feels that KL Rahul played magnificently but it was Pant’s inning that changed the match and also Pandya’s 35 runs off 16 balls.