Former England Captain, Michael Vaughan Lauded Rishabh Pant has shown in his wicket-keeping. The Englishman lauded the performance of the 23-year-old behind the stumps in the second Test match against England in Chennai.
In-form Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant clinched two spectacular diving catches in England’s first innings. In the second innings, he made a couple of sharp stumpings, as batsmen – Daniel Lawrence and Moeen Ali- stepped out of the crease but Pant remained composed and stumped them out.
Micheal Vaughan, who has played in 82 Tests for England between 1999 to 2008, said that one good match doesn’t make Pant a good wicketkeeper. In the second Test on the Chepauk, Pant took two unbelievable catches and affected two superlative stumpings. He didn’t look stressful in unusual turning track with R Ashwin and Axar Patel on Spin.
Rishabh Pant Wants To Proceed To Work And Get Better: Micheal Vaughan
Vaughan feels one Test is not enough to call Pant a good wicketkeeper. “I will be honest. I think the biggest positive for the Indian team for Rishabh’s keeping. I think that had been a massive question mark over the Indian team,” Vaughan told Cricbuzz.
“We know that he’s active because he’s always a little bit chirpy and that’s fine.” But you’ve bought to find a way to catch the ball. His maintaining on this recreation has been very, very good, and that for me has been a large constructive for the Indian crew.
“He needs to continue to work and get better and catch the majority of the balls that come his way and do it with better technique,” Vaughan was quoted as saying throughout an interplay with Cricbuzz.
“I think he’s getting better all the time and he’s probably doing a lot of work on the training ground – he’s still got a long way to go to become a real, consistent keeper.” One good Test match behind the stumps doesn’t make you a good wicketkeeper. He’s bought to do it once more, “Vaughan added.
With the bat in hand, Pant has had an unbelievable outing to date. On pitches, not conducive for stroke-play, the southpaw has proven his worth within the purest format of the game. In the 2 Tests till now, Pant has scored 168 runs at a mean and strike-rate of 56 and 86.15 respectively.