New Delhi Rishabh Pant, who scored a century for India in a Test match against England, remains the center of headlines for his batting these days. India is to play its first T20 match against England today. At the same time, former India Test veteran VVS Laxman has said a big thing about Rishabh Pant. Laxman believes that young players can become match winners in T20 cricket for Pant team as well.
Keeping in mind the next T20 World Cup, they need to get more and more opportunities. Rishabh Pant has been made part of Team India for the five-match T20 series against England. He is in excellent form for days and after Australia, his batting in the Test series against England has been very good.
Laxman said in the Star Sports’ program game plan that we have seen him playing under pressure from the Delhi Capitals and winning the match. Being a left-handed batsman, he gives options where the opposing captain can get in trouble once he walks. “I think it is a very good decision to include him in the team and hopefully they will not assess him from one or two innings because if you are keeping the World Cup in mind then he should get more chances.” Once he gets this protection, we know that he can win the match on his own.
Laxman Ka, who has played 134 Test matches for India, said that Rishabh Pant along with Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja can also play the role of finishers in the team. He said that in such a situation, the role of finishers in the Indian team will be strong because in the last one and a half years we have depended heavily on Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja.
Pant not only showed form in Test matches but also the maturity with which I bat, I think he will be a match winner. Let me tell you that Pant scored 101 off 118 balls in the fourth Test match against England. Apart from this, he scored 97 in Sydney and 89 not out in Brisbane.