Ajay Ratra went on to compare Pant with MS Dhoni, saying the swashbuckling left-handed will gain experience as he plays further.

Young India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has raised his level of performance in the past few months. Pant, who was often criticized for his poor glovework and underwhelming batting display, has shown commendable progress to cement his place in the national team across formats.

Pant’s batting heroics in the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia earned him a lot of plaudits from several past and present cricket.

Impressed with Pant’s meteoric rise, former India cricketer Ajay Ratra has said that the youngster can still improve his wicket-keeping skills with “age on his side”.

Ratra, who works with Rishabh Pant in the Delhi Capitals camp, said, “I have been following Rishabh’s progress and feel he has improved on his footwork. He is working on the glove work. I feel he can improve more on glove work. Age is on his side.”

Furthermore, the 39-year-old went on to compare Pant with the legendary wicketkeeper-batsman, MS Dhoni, saying the swashbuckling left-handed will gain experience as he plays further.

“When Dhoni made his debut, he was not that great. He learned at the international level and gained confidence from his batting. The same thing applies to Rishabh as well,” Ratra told SportsKeeda.

The 23-year-old player is currently gearing up for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton, followed by a five-match Test series against England.

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