The veteran Indian cricketer, Suresh Raina has showered praise on Rishabh Pant and said that the wicket-keeper is as dominant as Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag. Raina was doing an Instagram Live session with the leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal during which he spoke about Pant.
During the chat, Raina said, “He is a top cricketer when he plays well, you become happy and he reminds of Yuvraj and Sehwag, he is as dominant as them, when he plays the flick, it reminds you of Dravid as well.”
Raina also said that Virat Kohli’s energy is a game-changer when he leads the Indian team in the ODIs and the T20Is. He said Virat is the solid captain and with his ever-lasting energy, Kohli can control things in a better way. On the other hand, Pant was last seen in action during India’s two-match Test series against New Zealand earlier this year.
In the series, Pant managed to score 60 runs. The wicket-keeper batsman has often been criticized for not putting a price on his wicket. Earlier this year, he was replaced by KL Rahul as the wicket-keeper in the shorter formats.
Pant would have been in action for the Delhi Capitals if the Indian Premier League (IPL) had it started on the scheduled date. However, the tournament has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Currently, India is going through a nationwide lockdown. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus positive patients in India went past 28100 with almost 890 people losing their lives on Tuesday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The entire world is slowly moving towards a lockdown due to the scare of the ever-escalating situation concerning the World Health Organisation-recognized pandemic that is the Coronavirus. Everything- schools, colleges, airports, railway stations, gyms, sporting events, movies, offices- have been put under lockdown as the world continues to self-isolate in order to control the pandemic.