Former Australia player and one of the most successful captains of all time, Ricky Ponting, has heaped praise on Rishabh Pant. Pant is an aggressive batter and likes to go after the bowlers.
Ponting has worked closely with Pant during his time as coach of the Delhi Capitals, and the 24-year old led DC to the playoffs in his first season as a captain in 2021.
“He is exactly the same on and off the field. He is a fun-loving guy and always laugh aloud. Then we have seen what he does with the bat, whether it be Test cricket, ODIs or T20 format. You don’t want to curb his style. He will learn and work it out. We need to be patient with him,” he said.
Pant is often compared with Aussie great Adam Gilchrist. “Yeah, they are a little bit the same. However, let Pant play 50-60 Test matches first before we start making comparisons to one of the all-time great wicket-keeper batters. But if you talk about personalities, they both are completely different. But when Gilchrist got his bat in his hand, he became exactly the same as Rishabh,” he added.