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Rishabh Pant could become the best gloveman next year: Naman Ojha

February 22, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Former Indian cricketer Naman Ojha believes Rishabh Pant will soon emerge as the best wicket-keeper batsman for the Indian team. The left-handed batsman had a wonderful touch with the willow in recent Tests. After his fearless performance against Australia, Rishabh Pant continued his prolific run with the bat against England. He displayed brilliant technique of wicket-keeping skills on a challenging turning track at Chennai.

Pant's heroics with both the bat and the gloves helped him secure a spot in the Indian limited-overs squad against England. In the second Test against England, he was exalted behind the wickets and took some stunning catches. Pant contrived essential stumpings and looked solid on a turning track at the Chepauk. 

Naman Ojha reckoned that it is only a matter of time until Rishabh Pant becomes the best Indian keeper-batsman. He added that if the youngster can keep in Tests, he can certainly keep in the white-ball formats as well. Ojha mentioned that Pant's batting skills have had a significant impact in the Test matches so far. 

Both Pant and Rahul are performing brilliantly and will keep improving as wicket-keepers: Naman Ojha

Rishabh Pant lost his spot in India's limited-overs sides last year after his poor performance with the bat. The southpaw was then replaced by KL Rahul, who developed as the first-choice keeper-batsman in both ODIs and T20Is. Pant was not a part of the playing XI in the first Test against Australia Down Under before making a roaring comeback. Since then, he has managed to hold on to his spot on the Test side and produced a string of impressive performances. The wicket-keeper batsman marked his comeback in the T20I team for the forthcoming 5-match England series.

Rishabh Pant has so far played in 18 Test, 16 ODIs, and 28 T20Is for India. He has accumulated 1256, 374, and 410 runs, respectively.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth