‘He is the Brian Lara of wicketkeepers’: Former Pakistan captain makes big statement on Rishabh Pant after 5th Test ton

Team India posted a strong score of 416 on the second day of the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston. The team’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant performed brilliantly in the innings as he smashed 146 runs in just 111 balls, which included 20 fours and four sixes. Pant came at a time when India were trailing 64/3, and even as the team lost two more wickets after his arrival, Pant continued his naturally aggressive stance as he looked to the English bowlers. counter-attacked.

Pant shared a 222-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja (104) for the sixth wicket before departing during the final hour of the first day. After his innings, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif lauded the young Pant and said that he is the “Brian Lara of wicketkeepers”.

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“He is the Brian Lara of wicketkeepers. The match is taking place in Birmingham, the same venue where Brian Lara scored 501 for Warwickshire. Pant has shown a glimpse of him today. Pant has limited legs but he can pick up the ball really well,” Latif said on his official YouTube channel.

Talking about his innings, Latif said that Pant took advantage of the opportunity and attacked the England bowlers as well, while Ben Stokes tried to build pressure with the close fielders. Additionally, the former Pakistan wicketkeeper also praised Ravindra Jadeja for praising Pant throughout the partnership.

“He let the ball come to him. The 2-3 shots he played towards midwicket against the fast bowlers were brilliant. He played calculative cricket. England tried to build up the pressure with four slips and a gully, which meant that There weren’t enough fielders outside. So he took his chances,” said Latif.

“I will give credit to Jadeja there as well. Usually at such times you can lose your partner at the other end. But he complimented her brilliantly.”

Earlier at Edgbaston, England had won the toss and decided to bowl. India lead the five-Test series 2-1, and pacer Jasprit Bumrah is leading the side in the ongoing game in the absence of Rohit Sharma, who tested positive for Covid-19 before the game.


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