Former England captain, Michael Vaughan backs the audacious playing style of Rishabh Pant. Vaughan likens the left-hander’s fearless strokeplay to that of former India opener, Virender Sehwag, and says that Pant instils fear in the bowlers the way Sehwag used to.
Rishabh Pant is often criticized for ‘throwing away’ his wicket with a risky shot. However, Michael Vaughan reckons that Pant may often get out for low scores or may not eschew his attacking instincts but that is how he will win matches for his side – as he did in Brisbane against Australia. The 2005 Ashes-winning captain feels that Pant should be cut some slack, for he will win plenty of matches for India; after all, he is just 23 yet.
Pant played a couple of innings in Australia, what could well be his career-defining knocks in Sydney and Brisbane – despite not playing the first Test the southpaw returned as the highest scorer for his team in the series.
As quoted by Sky Sports, Michael Vaughan said, “Sehwag put the fear into opposing bowlers and Pant has the same ability at six to do the same. He will make mistakes and get out for low scores at times but he will also win so many games.”
He is up there with Ben Stokes as the most enjoyable cricketers to watch: Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan reckons Rishabh Pant is as enjoyable to watch as English star, Ben Stokes. The 46-year-old says that if Pant continues to bat in the way he does, which according to Vaughan he should, then he will be a serious threat to the bowlers as the left-hander can take the game away from the opposition in quick time.
“He is up there with Ben Stokes as the most enjoyable cricketers to watch. When Pant goes out to bat, I watch. I would not want to be next in because you know things will happen. But if he continues to play the game with the joy and energy he has at the moment as if he is still an 11-year-old then he will pose so many challenges to the opposing team,” he added.