Team India’s young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been in sublime form ever since he came in the squad during the Australia series. Since then, he was been doing wonders and impressed everyone. And former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is one of them. He shared that he is watching a left-handed version of former India’s swashbuckling batsman Virender Sehwag at the crease.
“Rishabh Pant, absolutely brilliant. After a long time, I have seen a player on whom pressure seems to have no effect. Even if six wickets are down at 146, the way he starts his innings, no one does. He plays his strokes, irrespective of the pitch or how many runs the other team has scored. He is equally good against spinners and fast bowlers. I thoroughly enjoy watching him. It’s like watching Sehwag bat left-handed,” Inzamam said on his YouTube channel.
“After Sehwag, I have seen such a player, for whom nothing else matters,” Inzamam on Rishabh Pant
Inzamam also commented on the similarities between them. “I have played with Sehwag and he too didn’t bother about other factors. When he used to bat, it didn’t matter to him how the pitch behaved or what kind of bowling attack the opponent had. He just had to play his strokes, even if the fielders were on the boundary. After Sehwag, I have seen such a player, for whom nothing else matters,” Inzamam added.
“Ever since I’ve noted, it’s not that he’s only doing it in India, he did it in Australia too. He didn’t get to score centuries because he plays at his own pace. After a long time, I have seen such a player. India had Sachin, Dravid… now they have Virat and Rohit. But the way he plays, it’s amazing. The kind of self-confidence he has is surprising. I haven’t come across a player like him in cricket,” concluded Inzamam.
However, India and England will play against each other in the five-match T20I series now in Ahmedabad, beginning from March 12.