Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has impressed all with his current form in international cricket. He had a dream run during the Test series against Australia, followed by a brilliant performance against England across all three formats. The 23-year old got rewarded for his accomplishments in IPL 2021 as well where he was announced as the skipper of Delhi Capitals (DC).
Former India cricketer VVS Laxman feels that team India has several choices in front of them for the wicketkeeper-batsman slot in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He mentioned that players like Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul are in the race alongside Pant.
“India is spoilt for choices. The way Sanju Samson has batted, kept and led Rajasthan Royals (in ongoing IPL), even though he did not have too much experience (in captaining) a side. Then there’s Ishan Kishan. KL Rahul has done well whenever he got the gloves and batted either top of the order or in the middle”, Laxman said.
‘I will definitely go for Rishabh Pant’: Laxman
The current Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) support staff member said that the national side must place Rishabh Pant ahead of anybody else. He mentioned that the southpaw has improved his wicket-keeping skills in the past months. Laxman added that Pant has also got the ability to take the game away from any opposition in any situation in the middle overs.
“But somehow I just feel Rishabh Pant is the player whom you should pick for the wicketkeeper-batsman slot. I will definitely go for Pant. Not only that he’s really improved and impressed everyone with his keeping abilities, but as a left-handed batsman, he’s someone who can take away the game from any opposition in any situation in the middle overs,” Laxman further said.