One of the best in the business, Pat Cummins, has applauded Rishabh Pant and expressed his desire to be as fearless as him. The Australian pacer has called the Pant brave, adding that he took the challenge head-on during the Australia tour and did what no other wouldn’t have imagined.
“As a fan, you always tend to enjoy someone who is playing a completely different game than everybody else. They are fearless, you look at them and feel geez wish I could do that as well, geez he was Brave. So, I think in three recent series it was Rishabh Pant,” Cummins told Australian seamer Joshua Lalor in a show called ‘Morton Someday’.
“You just got to say well done when someone plays like that, takes the game on and it comes off. You’ve probably got 50 other players who probably wouldn’t have taken the game on like that. He’s always good to watch,” Cummins further added.
Rishabh Pant was recently appointed captain of the Delhi Capitals team for IPL 2021as the regular captain Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out from the entire tournament due to a shoulder injury. However, Pant has been in sublime form ever since he returned to the squad in the Boxing Day Test against Australia last year.
Rishabh Pant smashed an unbeaten 89 off 138 to help India retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in the fourth Test and also helped the team win against Englan at home also. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals Head Coach Ricky Ponting has backed Rishabh Pant, saying that the youngster will enjoy the extra responsibility in IPL 2021.
“I think extra responsibility is going to sit really well with him. He’s that sort of a person that likes the responsibility, wants to be the main man and wants to be the leader, so I am really excited to see how he goes. We’ll help him through, but honestly, I don’t think he’s going to need much help at all,” Ponting was quoted as saying in a media release.