It took a while, however Rishabh Pant’s performances are lastly turning heads for all the suitable causes. Over the previous few months, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman has emerged as one of many facet’s most essential gamers within the longest format of the sport.
In the recently-conluded India’s 3-1 collection win over England, Pant but once more performed a essential knock for the workforce, bailing the facet out of bother with a powerful century. He scored 101, steering India to a robust lead of 89 runs on the finish of Day 2 of the fourth and remaining Test towards England.
The innings got here at a second when the reminiscence of his match-winning 91 towards Australia on the ultimate day of the Gabba Test are nonetheless contemporary and has additional elevated his clout within the Indian cricket.
And BCCI president and former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly feels Rishabh Pant is a match-winner that India wanted and may have gained India the Sydney Test, had he not fell three runs in need of his century.
“I’ve seen Pant very intently and I imagine in match-winners. When they get happening their day, they single-handedly can win matches. Rishabh Pant is such a participant,” Ganguly advised India Today. “I’ve additionally stated this prior to now, had he stayed on the crease for five or 6 overs, India may have gained the Sydney Test. He is a game-changer. I like match-winners. In my time, we had Sehwag, Yuvraj, Dhoni.”
Ganguly furhter praised his aggressive method within the remaining and fourth Test towards England.
“Look on the approach he performed towards England. India have been 146 for six (4th Test in Ahmedabad). The match may have gone anyway. He turned it round along with his knock. Look at his sport sense. The second new ball got here in. His counterattack towards Anderson was sensible,” Ganguly added.