It has been an incredible year for Rishabh Pant. He smashed quite a few records in the domestic circuit then carried his mojo in Indian Premier League (IPL) for Delhi Daredevils (DD). Syed Kirmani and Farokh Engineer are impressed with Pant for his incredible glovework behind the stumps.
Pant was then landed in India A tour that subsequently made way for him to play for India in the ongoing series against England.
Meanwhile, his debut Test at Edgbaston certainly brought him the cheers from the former wicket-keepers of India.
Rishabh Pant has shown immense promise – Farokh Engineer
Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India ((BCCI) arranged a special meet to pay their respect for the late Ajit Wadekar.
During the programme, the former wicket-keeper Farokh has a word on Rishabh Pant.
Speaking of his wicket-keeping trait, Farokh stated that Pant started his career on a promising note. His movement with the ball and the reflexes have been good which are the signs of a good gloveman.
Apart from hailing his wicketkeeping skills, Farokh also wants to ask Pant whether he scored the second-ball six off Adil Rashid out of nervousness or confidence. Meanwhile, Kirmani termed him as a ‘bindaas’ cricketer.
“Pant has shown immense promise. His reflexes are very good. He took catches with the ball moving. It shows how good he is behind the wickets,” Engineer said after attending a condolence meeting in memory of former India skipper Ajit Wadekar organised by the BCCI.
“I have got to ask him whether he hit that shot out of nervousness or confidence. If it was confidence, then hats off to him,” Engineer said. Kirmani remarked: “The way he opened his account in Test cricket shows that he’s a bindaas cricketer,” he added.
Farokh Engineer, Syed Kirmani laud Rishabh Pan, who now gears up for Southampton Test:
Meanwhile, after showing a lot of promise, Pant is all set to take the Southampton field. He has got all the rights to walk into the ground with immense confidence on his back.