Former England skipper Michael Vaughan talked about the hard-hitters, Rishabh Pant (India) and Ben Stokes (England) ahead of the first Test that will start tomorrow in Chennai.
Pant, who makes a Test match look like T20 game, instils fear in the opposition bowlers. He did a similar sort of thing in Sydneys Test match where he scored 97 and in Brisbane’s Test where the young gun smashed 89 not out.
Vaughan termed him as the most enjoyable cricketer, along with England’s Ben Stokes.
“He is up there with Ben Stokes as the most enjoyable cricketers to watch. When Pant goes out to bat, I watch. I would not want to be next in because you know things will happen,” Vaughan was quoted as saying by Skysports.
“But if he continues to play the game with the joy and energy he has at the moment as if he is still an 11-year-old then he will pose so many challenges to the opposing team.
Vaughan reminded of Virender Sehwag’s powerful shots
“Sehwag put the fear into opposing bowlers and Pant has the same ability at six to do the same. He will make mistakes and get out for low scores at times but he will also win so many games.”
Pant has been named in India’s squad, along with senior wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, for the four-match Test series against England beginning in Chennai on Friday.