Former Indian Captain and current president of the BCCI Sourav Ganguly has branded the Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishab Pant an exceptional talent and opined that the 23-year old Delhi batsman should be allowed to play his natural game. On Thursday evening, the Team India management announced the playing XI for the game against New Zealand in the final of the WTC. As expected, Rishab has got a ticket to feature for the Asian Giants.
Rishabh Pant has established himself as a vital cog in the Indian team across all three formats since his heroics in the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia.
Sourav Ganguly speaking to a Bengali daily, AndadaBazar Pairika, “Pant is an unbelievable talent. He’s one of those players who can single-handedly change the course of a game. Pant is that kind of a game-changer. He should be allowed to play his natural game. It is better to let such players play like themselves,” he said.
The Indian wicket-keeper batsman has been one of the major reasons behind India reaching the final of the summit clash. Rishab Pant has amassed 662 runs in 11 Tests at an average of 41.37 in the WTC cycle.
India will be playing the WTC final against New Zealand from today at the Ages Bowl of the Southampton.