Rishabh Pant is going to play 100 Tests for Team India: Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik hails Pant as the future star.
Updated - Jun 8, 2021 10:52 am
Dinesh Karthik was always touted to be the next big thing in cricket. Although he could not able to meet the expectations of fans and critics alike, he has lavished praises on maverick wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant by saying that the 23-year-old will have a long and successful career for Team India.
Pant has had a phenomenal past six months which started with a successful tour Down Under, which included an unbeaten 89 at the Gabba to help India win an epic match and series 2-1. Next up he sizzled his way en route to a counter-attacking 100 against England which included a reverse sweep off legendary pacer James Anderson.
Suddenly, the southpaw has become the talk of the town and is certainly the team’s trump card in the upcoming ICC World Test Championship Final (WTC) against New Zealand and the subsequent five-match Test series against England. While speaking with Sports Today, Karthik lauded the current wicketkeeper’s rise in international cricket and even claimed he will play 100 Tests for India.
“I think, in the short while that Rishabh Pant has been around, he has put up some fabulous performances, he has played in some real high-pressure games. Be it the World Cup final, be it the IPL final and the beauty is he has done well in a lot of these games, personally. I think he is someone who is always up for the challenge, in the IPL final he got a fifty,” Karthik said.
Dinesh Karthik feels Rishabh Pant is a superstar in making
The 36-year-old, also stated that Pant has the ability to score runs in crunch situations too and always finds a way to help the team win games. Karthik also felt the southpaw is very good at handling key moments and remains calm and composed at the crease.
“I remember, a couple of years ago, he won a game single-handedly for Delhi Capitals, I think it was the eliminator. In these crunch games, he has always found ways to get runs. That shows his ability to handle pressure. He really thrives under pressure. He played some fabulous innings for India in the last couple of series against Australia and England.”
“I have no doubt that he will be an integral part of Indian cricket and be one of those who is going to play 100 Tests And a lot of white-ball cricket for India as well,” he went on to add.