Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq, has made a prediction regarding India wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant, believing that the Pant can surpass
two of the greatest wicket-keeper batsmen, former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and veteran Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist if he can continue his current form.
“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 Pant in his YouTube channel.
He went on to say: “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.”
Observers say Pant has been unstoppable ever since his return to the Indian team during the tour of Australia last year. According to Inzamam, it was 23 year old Pant’s whirlwind knock that allowed India to post a mammoth total of 336/6, even though KL Rahul had played an equally brilliant innings, scoring 108 off 114 balls.