Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan feels Rishabh Pant’s aggressive batting has made everyone fall in love with the longest format of the game. The wicketkeeper-batsman played a few match-defining knocks to help Team India qualify for the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final.
Rishabh Pant will hope to continue his recent run of form in the WTC Final. During a discussion on Star Sports, Pathan lauded the 23-year-old for drawing everyone’s attention towards Test cricket. However, he had to go through a lot before securing his place in the Indian team.
“Rishabh Pant has made us love Test cricket. If we say that, not many people will deny it. Because he has played in a fearless fashion. He does the work that Gilchrist used to do, coming in at no. 7 and changing the course of the game,” said Irfan Pathan.
“He has made valuable runs and made the team win. This has not happened easily; the performance was not happening, the captain backed him. Wriddhiman Saha used to be the no. 1 wicketkeeper of the team, and to replace him and make his place, centuries in England and Australia. Outstanding cricketer,” he added.
Pant is the only Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test ton in both England and Australia.