Pant reminds me of Dravid, Sehwag and Yuvraj: Suresh Raina
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant came to the Indian cricket team with great talent and high expectations. Since making his debut for India in 2018, Pant has not been able to settle down in the national team and has not been able to meet expectations.
He has so far scored total 1598 runs in 13 Tests, 16 ODIs and 28 T20Is. He scored just 5 fifties and 2 centuries. He is also not a very reliable person with gloves behind the wicket. However, there is no shortage of fans of him in Indian cricket.
Indian coach Ravi Shastri himself thinks there is no doubt about Pant’s talent. The only thing to do now is to show it on the international stage. India’s left-arm batsman Suresh Raina is one step ahead of the head coach. He commented that Pant’s batting reminded him of three Indian players.
Raina talks about Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh, not just three players, but one of the three best stars in the history of India. Pant’s best rhythmic play fascinates him just as much.
Raina said in an Instagram live session with Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal,
“When he is in rhythm, he is one of the best cricketers in the world. You will be happy to see him. He reminded me of Yuvraj and Sehwag. He (Pant) plays with dominance like them. When he flicks, he also remembers Rahul Dravid.”
Recently, India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma also made a positive comment about Pant. “I always try to talk to everyone on the team,” he said. “I also talk a lot with Pant. He has fallen under criticism many times in recent times. He’s only 20 and really worried (about everything).”