Rishabh Pant had a terrific series for India in the tour of Australia as he emerged as the highest run-getter despite having played just 3 out of the 4 matches. The wicket-keeper batsman was in supreme touch in the final two Tests as he first, almost took India home in Sydney with a quickfire 97 before leading India to a series win in the fourth Test in Brisbane with an unbeaten knock of 89.
With his displays, it seems like Pant has consolidated his place in the Indian Test side that has found itself short of quality keeper-batsmen after MS Dhoni‘s retirement and with Wriddhiman Saha already 36-years old. Cricketers and pundits have now called for the 23-year-old Pant to be recalled for the limited-overs squads as well due to his rich vein of form and ability to produce explosive knocks.
Fans point out Rishabh Pant’s superior record to Dhoni fan
Following India’s improbable victory in Brisbane fashioned by Rishabh Pant’s ‘Man of the Match’ performance, a fan of MS Dhoni took to Twitter to state that he saw the former Indian captain in Pant’s knock. However, fans were quick to point out that Pant already has a superior record in Australia than Dhoni and that Dhoni hasn’t played such crucial knocks overseas to win India a match.
Here are some of the replies:
Both Pant and Dhoni have played down comparisons between the two and have stated that each player is unique. But such comparisons continue to surface all over social media and it is evident that they will continue.