Wicketkeeper par excellence Adam Gilchrist gave Rishabh Pant a huge compliment after he called him a true match-winner as the Indian keeper-batsman played one of the best Test knocks seen in recent times, scoring 101 in quick time against England in the ongoing fourth Test in Ahmedabad.
Considered to the man who changed the role of a wicketkeeper in the game of cricket forever, Australia’s Adam Gilchrist was a revelation in the game, as he batted with complete freedom and took apart bowling attacks at will, even in Test cricket, batting at no.7 for his team.
He reserved special praise for Rishabh Pant, who is often compared to the three-time World Cup winner from Australia for his batting style. Adam Gilchrist enabled Ricky Ponting to play four bowlers in his team as he decimated bowling attacks from no.7. His keeping was already top-class and in ODIs, Gilchrist opened the innings and did the same to bowlers.
However, Rishabh Pant has suffered from fluctuating form which even led to him being dropped from the team as well. However, he has turned his fortunes around enough to become the most dangerous batsman in world cricket today and even clawed his way back in the Indian white-ball team.
You’re A True Match Winner, Adam Gilchrist Praises Rishabh Pant
After watching his scintillating 101, which helped India end day two on 294/7 from 146/6, Adam Gilchrist lauded Rishabh Pant for his batting and called him a true match-winner. Pant added 113 runs with Washington Sundar for the seventh wicket, while scoring his third Test ton and second against England.
“It’s not just about how many you get, but also when you get them. If you can somehow sync the first with the second, when the team needs it most, you’re a true match winner. Looking at you @RishabhPant17,” Gilchrist tweeted.
It’s not just about how many you get, but also when you get them. If you can somehow sync the first with the second, when the team needs it most, you’re a true match winner. Looking at you @RishabhPant17 👏
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) March 5, 2021
Huge Compliment Coming From You, Gilly!: Rishabh Pant Replied
Meanwhile, Indian keeper Rishabh Pant was quick to reply to Adam Gilchrist’s praise and said that it was huge coming from a world-renowned wicketkeeper like him and that he had learned a lot from watching him keep and bat all these years.
“Huge compliment coming from you, Gilly! Learned a lot watching you over the years,” Rishabh Pant tweeted.
Huge compliment coming from you, Gilly! Learned a lot watching you over the years. https://t.co/H5XIQl3XMe
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) March 5, 2021