I would have been blowing up if Rishabh Pant played those kind of shots off my bowling: Brett Lee

I would have been blowing up if Rishabh Pant played those kind of shots off my bowling: Brett Lee

Brett Lee went on to even say that Rishabh Pant is a great find for Indian cricket.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Rishabh Pant’s fearless approach to batting makes him a difficult batsman to bowl to. The 23-year-old is not afraid to take the attack to the opposition and can play audacious shots that can demoralize any bowler.

Ahead of the 2021 IPL season, Pant was appointed as the skipper of the Delhi franchise as regular skipper Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out due to injury. And now, Australian pace bowling legend Brett Lee has heaped praise on Pant. Terming Pant as the future of Indian cricket, Lee stated that he likes Pant as he is cheeky but not arrogant.

Lee also added that he likes the fact that Pant has been appointed as the skipper of the Delhi outfit. The former Australian pacer also added that a player like Pant brings so much value to the team that he plays for.

“Pant is the future of Indian cricket. I like him because he is cheeky without being too arrogant, he is funny without being not serious enough. He has the right blend to be a successful cricketer. I like the fact that they’ve given Rishabh Pant the opportunity to captain. I like that they’ve given him a little extra responsibility with his captaincy and batting. He’s got so much to bring to the team,” said Lee on the show T20 Crazy on the platform SportsAdda.

“Rishabh Pant is a great find for India,” says Brett Lee

Brett Lee further stated that he would have been blowing up if Pant played audacious shots off his bowling. Stating that people like Pant bring so much to the table, Lee went on to even say that Pant is a great find for Indian cricket. Labeling Pant and Delhi Capitals’ Head Coach Ricky Ponting as two powerhouses, the 44-year-old Lee concluded by stating that Pant and Ponting will make for a great combination.

“Imagine if I was bowling and that had happened. I would have been blowing up. But that’s great. You want the guys to take it to next level, you want guys to be cheeky. It’s about fun, fast exciting cricket. Guys like Pant bring that to the table. He is such a great find for India, a great find for Delhi. I believe also that the combination between Rishabh Pant and coach Ricky Ponting, that will be a great little combination there. Two wonderful powerhouses coming together. Ponting’s leadership qualities will rub off right on him,” concluded Brett Lee.