Sanjay Manjrekar- Mumbai Indians
Sanjay Manjrekar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar praised Rishabh Pant for his brilliant knock in the third ODI against England, asserting that he was responsible all the way and ensured India got over the line safely.

Pant played to the match situation and hung around with Hardik Pandya for the 5th wicket partnership which took India past 200 in their run chase of 260. He brought up his maiden ODI hundred and also finished the game with a boundary.

He is always responsible. Responsibility-wise, I think this guy is just incredible because of the kind of record he has in Test cricket. You can’t play those kinds of innings if you are not responsible by nature, wanting to win the game.”

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo: Twitter)

In this one-dayer as well, he was responsibility personified, he was calmness personified. I got very excited watching Rishabh Pant because there is something about this country of ours, the waters of India, that we keep producing these kinds of batters every generation,” Manjrekar told Sports18.

“He may seem irresponsible sometimes” – Sanjay Manjrekar

Manjrekar also felt that there will be times when Pant plays irresponsible shots and gets out but it’s part of his batting style.

He may seem irresponsible sometimes when he gets out playing one of those kinds of shots. You have got to look at it as somebody getting out in the slips because the game has changed, and that is Pant’s primary sort of skill.

ENG vs IND: We Keep Producing These Kinds Of Batters Every Generation - Sanjay Manjrekar On Rishabh Pant

ENG vs IND: We Keep Producing These Kinds Of Batters Every Generation - Sanjay Manjrekar On Rishabh Pant

He has got a sound defense but when he extends himself, he tries these shots, the winning runs for example. It’s part of the basic attacking array of shots that he has,” he mentioned.

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