India vs England test series is all set to go live from February 5 at Chepauk stadium and the buzz about various players and their abilities is higher than ever. The most recent buzz has been created by England’s former captain Michael Vaughan. Vaughan put Rishabh Pant and Ben Stokes at the same pedestal and said that Pant is as enjoyable a cricketer to watch as Ben Stokes is. He said that Pant has the ability to instil fear in the opponents, just like fierce India batsman, Virendra Sehwag. If he continues to play the way he is playing now, he will win several matches for the country, said the former England captain.
ICC has nominated Pant for Men’s Player of the Month for his exceptional performance in India vs Australia Test series. Pant was one of the primary players who made this win possible for India. He was not a part of the Adelaide test and when he did play, he made sure that the team is benefitted by his presence and scored a whopping 97 in Sydney. He ensured a draw before he played at Brisbane and India registered a historic win.
“HE IS UP THERE WITH BEN STOKES”
Vaughan talked about him and Ben Stokes being the “most enjoyable cricketers to watch”. He said, “He is up there with Ben Stokes as the most enjoyable cricketer to watch. When Pant goes out to bat, I watch.” He said that he would not want to miss watching Pant play as he knows “things will happen”. Vaughan also stressed upon consistency in his performance. He thinks that Pant needs to play the way he is playing right now, he will become a threat to the opponents. He said, “if he continues to play the game with the joy and energy he has at the moment as if he is still an 11 year old then he will pose so many challenges to the opposing team.”
Vaughan compared Pant to Sehwag though, he agreed that “he will make mistakes and get out for low scores at times but he will also win so many matches.” Now Pant is going to play in the four test series between England and India alongside Wriddhiman Saha who is an experienced player. It would surely be a series to watch!