Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo: Twitter)

Sanjay Manjrekar, a former Indian batter, praised Rishabh Pant for making “amazing” progress as a wicketkeeper. Manjrekar believes that the 24-year-old takes his job seriously and does not chat as much behind the stumps. After India’s Test match against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham, he again praised Pant for his batting display. 

Without a question, Pant’s batting has been outstanding, according to Manjrekar, who also noted that Pant has established himself as a “future great”. The former Indian batsman praised Pant’s dedication and termed it “strikingly great” although admitting that he was a bit dubious about the left-glovework hander in English circumstances. 

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo: Twitter)

 Sanjay Manjrekar Lauds Rishabh Pant

Manjrekar on Sony Sports responded, “No doubt about it,” when asked if batter Pant had impressed.

“He has established himself as a potential great that we are watching. Five hundreds and just one at home and rest away from home is just incredible. But I want to just talk about his keeping, a lot has been spoken about his batting.” 

Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)

“I just love how seriously he has taken that (wicketkeeping) job. Because, after doing well with the bat, you can sometimes ease off. I was a little skeptical about his ability as a keeper, especially in these kind of conditions. The big news for India is the growth of Pant the wicketkeeper,” said the 56-year-old. 

“You don’t see him chattering much around the stumps. He has taken the job very seriously, and his improvement has been remarkable, just like Dhoni.

How he sort of improved as a keeper. I loved his commitment because you can take this job a little easy while being so successful as a batter. It’s strikingly brilliant,” added Manjrekar. 

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (image: Twitter)

With 153 runs in the two innings and a total of 203 runs, Rishabh Pant was one of the top players in the fifth Test match against England that was postponed. The game was won by England, who set a new record for their best successful chase in the format when pursuing a total of 378. Due to his two centuries and 220 runs, Jonny Bairstow was named Player of the Match. 

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