Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant ended as the highest run-scorer for India in their series winning campaign against Australia. He scored 274 runs at an average of 68.50 and a strike rate touching almost 70. Pant scored 97 and an 89* in Sydney and Brisbane respectively to help India win the series. In between the big scores, he made played useful cameos to trigger India’s scores. Meanwhile, he has again spoken about his comparisons with MS Dhoni.
Rishabh Pant is often touted as the next MS Dhoni of the Indian cricket team and the young cricketer has finally spoken on his comparisons with the Indian legend.
I Want To Make My Own Name: Rishabh Pant
“You feel amazing when you are compared to someone like MS Dhoni and you compare me with him. It’s amazing but I don’t want to be compared with anyone, I want to make myself as a name in Indian cricket, because it’s not good compare some legend with some youngster” Pant told reporters after landing in Delhi.
Meanwhile, the left-handed batsman landed in Delhi on Thursday and spoke to the reporters about his latest success in Australia. “I am so happy that we retained the trophy. The whole team is very happy with the way we played the series” told Rishabh Pant to ANI.
The 2-1 Test series triumph Down Under is widely being recognised as the team’s best-ever. Despite losing the captain Virat Kohli after the first match and a number of other players in the remainder of the series, the Indian team knocked out the mighty Aussies on their own turf to register a memorable series win.
India will host England in a full-fledged series next starting from February 5. England will tour India between February 5 to March 28 for four Tests, five T20Is and three ODIs. Chennai will host the first two Tests. The third Test in Ahmedabad will be a day-night Test match between both teams. The final Test will be played at the newly built stadium in Ahmedabad as well. All the five T20Is will be hosted in Ahmedabad, while the three ODIs will be played in Pune. With the series set to begin on February 05, the Indian players are expected to regroup by January 29.