Indian wicket keeper batsman Rishabh Pant once again played a crucial role in the first test of India vs England. He played a brilliant knock of 91 runs in just 88 balls. His innings was jewelled with 9 boundaries and 5 sixes. However, he threw his wicket at 91runs and failed to convert the opportunity in a century. This is the third time in the last five innings that Pant succumbed in the nervous nineties.
Rishabh Pant is an enigma to the cricket experts. Pant has attracted the spectators and admirers alike by his brilliant display of authority. What he also attracts is the critics’ curses, and for all the right reasons.
Pant, who recently succeeded MSD to reach 1000 quickest runs for Indian wicket-keeper batsman has always been unpredictable. He has a mixed crowd amongst his admirers. Some people like his explosive approach to the game while others crib about his wicket-keeping skills.
Pant might not be the best person to be behind the stumps but he certainly proved his worth in front of the stumps. The Indian team management has been patiently nurturing the talent, and has been given the license to kill.