Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has predicted a great future for India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant.
Rishabh Pant has been in a prolific form ever since he has returned to the squad during the Australia series. And Inzamam feels that he has the ability to leapfrog former India captain and one of the best hands behind the stumps, MS Dhoni and former Australian great Adam Gilchrist.
However, after his success in Tests and T20Is, he is maintaining his sublime form in the ODIs as well and also scored a blistering 77 in the second match against England.
“The one who gave India the boost in batting in the lower order was Rishabh Pant, who scored a brilliant 77 off 40 balls. Because of him, India’s run rate spiked. I have been following him for the last 6-7 months, and the way he is batting and scoring effectively at different positions is amazing,” Inzamam said of Rishabh Pant in his YouTube channel.
Rishabh Pant can surpass MS Dhoni and Adam Gilchrist
“The way he expresses himself and the range of strokes he has, I have seen it only in two wicketkeeper batsmen in the last 30-35 years, MS Dhoni and Adam Gilchrist. These were the two wicket-keepers who could change a match. The kind of performance Rishabh Pant is giving, if he continues to play in the same manner, he will leave both of them behind, and by quite some distance,” he again shared.
However, the veteran feels that it was Pant who gave the team the necessary push and not KL Rahul’s century in the second ODI. But he applauded Rahul’s effort as well.
“It’s not that KL Rahul batted slowly. His innings was magnificent, but the one that changed the match was Pant’s 40-ball 77 and Pandya’s 35 off 16. How they scored in 9 and a half overs made a difference,” the former batsman further continued about Rishabh Pant.
Team India are currently taking on England in the three-match One Day International decider in Pune. While they started the series with a convincing win, England bounced back in the second and levelled the series as well. However, Pant once again stole the limelight with a 62-ball 78 with 5 fours and 4 sixes as well.