Ahead of the five-match Test series versus England, Rishabh Pant spoke about his journey in the game’s longest format. The left-handed batsman made his debut against England and scored 25 runs in the first match.
He went on to slam a hundred at The Oval. Talking about his innings, the 23-year old said that it was a special moment as he scored runs under pressure and in front of the hostile English crowd.
“I have seen many ups and downs in my early career, but it has been a good learning for me because as a cricketer, you evolve and learn from your mistake, improve and come back to the ground, and perform well. That’s the only thing every cricketer is trying to do. So I am glad to learn from my mistakes and capitalise on whatever opportunity I got after that.
“It was an amazing experience, especially when I came to the Test set up, I was really young, I was 19 or 20. I debuted in Nottingham. That was a happy moment. Then we played 1 or 2 more matches and then I got a hundred in Oval. Especially in England, it was an amazing experience in front of that crowd, we were under pressure. It was an amazing memory for me,” Rishabh Pant told in a video posted by the BCCI.
He further recalled the moment when he spoke to his childhood coach Tarak Sinha after making his Test debut.
“It was a dream come true as my coach Tarak Sinha Sir, tells me that ‘if you are not a Test player, I don’t count you as an international player’. So when I got the Test cap, I called him and told him that I have fulfilled his dream.”