Rishabh Pant has shown excellent performance with the bat series against England and that has brought wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant under the spotlight. He scored consecutive fifties in the last two games.
With a strike rate of 152, Rishabh Pant scored 155 runs in two innings. He hit 11 maximums and these were maximum hit by an Indian batsman in the ODI series. He also hit 8 boundaries. Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has called Rishabh Pant a ‘special player’ as he was consistent despite taking risks.
While speaking on the Star Sports network, Aakash Chopra said that he takes too much risk’ and that has become his strength.
“He plays in this fashion and will continue doing so. We all feel that he takes a bit too much risk but that is his strength and style of play and if you stick to that and despite that, if you are consistent, it means you are a special player,” said Chopra.
“We say the same thing about AB de Villiers and used to say about Adam Gilchrist. We are saying the same thing about Rishabh Pant. It seems like he is taking a little chance by playing shots in the air but whenever he hits the ball in the air, the ball lands in the stands,” he added.
“India promoted him in the batting order. He was coming at No.5 but was sent at No.4 today so that the left-right combination could be maintained. Wickets had fallen one after the other, three of them had fallen together and you found yourself in a precarious situation from where you had to survive and get out,” Chopra said.