Virender Sehwag Gave The Biggest Compliment To Rishabh Pant: Young Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishab Pant has been receiving praises from all corners after his incredible performances in the just-concluded ODI series against England. In the two ODI games that he played, Pant amassed 155 runs at an average of 77.50 and with a strike rate of 151.96. Several cricketers and experts have come out and applauded the performance of Pant.
During an interview, Virender Sehwag even said that Pant reminds him of his own batting exploits during his playing days. He also added that Pant doesn’t think about what other people will think about him. He said:
“The biggest positive that has come out of the series is Rishabh Pant. Because when he comes to bat in the middle overs in the ODIs, and the 2nd powerplay comes up, he uses it perfectly. I feel it is important for him to stay in this team, he has quite a positive mindset. He reminds me of my early days. He doesn’t think much what others are saying, he just goes out to bat,”
Furthermore, Virender Sehwag added that if Rishabh converts his starts into big scores, he can even emerge as the next superstar of India. He also said that Pant should also learn how to play on a pitch that is slow and where shot-making wouldn’t be easy.
Sehwag also opined that Pant might have made some changes in his batting and that was the reason behind his stunning performances. He concluded by stating that Pant should learn to bat till the end of the innings in both ODIs and T20Is. He said:
“But only if he learns how to bat for full 50 overs, and bats till the end, and learns to convert the 70s-80s into 100s, he could be the next superstar for India. The wicket was very good, the ground was short. Sometimes, you will get slow wickets, and you will not be able to hit your shots. How he gets out of those situations is very important to know, so he must know that. In the IPL, when he was not able to score runs, he must have changed something which was why he was able to score runs in Tests. But in ODIs, and in T20Is, if he learns to bat till the end, and make the most of his abilities, then he can be the next superstar in white-ball cricket,”