Having played professional cricket for Delhi for quite a long time, Himmat Singh has played with several former Indian players as well as current star wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant. They both played a lot of cricket together for Delhi as well. And, he is impressed with the way Pant has evolved as an individual and the humility that he has shown despite all his achievements for India as well.
Speaking exclusively to Sportskeeda, Himmat Singh said about Rishabh Pant: “Me and Rishabh have played in the same age group and we know each other from a long time. Whenever I meet him now, I am just mesmerized by the person he has become. So humble despite all his success. I think that is also something I can learn from.”
Himmat Singh also opened up about how former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir’s advice has helped him become consistent for Delhi as well. Currently, he is leading the Delhi team in the Ranji Trophy, and he is grateful to have a veteran player like Ishant Sharma in the team.
“Gautam Bhaiya (Gambhir) gave me great advice when I was new to the team. He always told me to express myself. Batting is always about expressing. That is something I always try to follow whenever I walk out to bat. When I was picked into Delhi’s Ranji team in 2014, I shared the dressing room with Viru Bhaiya (Virender Sehwag), Gautam Bhaiya, Rajat (Bhatia) Bhaiya, Mithun (Manhas) Bhaiya. Being among so many greats gave me a lot of confidence. I had runs under my belt so I was feeling like I belong here. I didn’t doubt myself and I had the clarity,” Himmat Singh concluded.