Rishabh Pant is one of the best left hand batsmen in India at present. India have always produced some legendary batsmen and majority of them being right handers tells you the scarcity of the production of quality southpaws in the country. There were a few veteran southpaws who have served the nation in the past in Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir to name a few.
The talented lad from Delhi in Rishabh Pant has all the ability and potential to be one of the greatest ever left hand batsman from India and all he needs for it is some backing from the management which he is not getting at the moment.
Rishabh Pant was going through a lean patch until he blasted a 73 ball century against Australia A in the pink ball practice game here in Sydney. He was seen playing his natural game which is when he is at his best. He realized the fact that he has a separate style which almost no one in the country possess and decided to play in that way and guess what, the end result couldn’t have been more merrier.
Rishabh Pant was batting on 81 with only an over to be bowled before stumps and he decided to go berserk as he amassed 22 runs in the final over of the day which also brought his century on the way.
Though, Rishabh Pant played a blinder in the practice game, Wirddhiman Saha might play the first test owing to his superior wicket-keeping skills which is one of the difficult jobs in day-night tests where the pink ball will do a lot under lights.
Wriddhiman Saha to his credit scored a match saving half-century under difficult circumstances in the 1st practice match where India were staring at an embarrassing defeat inside 3 days. It will be interesting to see how the Indian management will react to this tricky situation.