Dinesh Karthik has showered praise on rising star wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, stating that the 23-year-old would have a long and successful career for Team India, despite not being able to match the expectations of fans and critics alike. DK has praised Rishabh Pant and said “He is going to play 100 Tests for Team India”.
Pant has had an incredible six months, beginning with a successful tour that included an unbeaten 89 at the Gabba to help India win an epic match and series 2-1. Next, he torched his way to a counter-attacking century against England, which featured a reverse sweep-off legend pacer, James Anderson.
The southpaw has suddenly become the talk of the town, and he will undoubtedly be the team’s secret weapon in the ICC World Test Championship Final (WTC) against New Zealand and the five-match Test series facing England that follows. Karthik praised the present wicketkeeper that the Rishabh Pant is going to play 100 Tests for Team India and his growth in international cricket in an interview.
Pant can also score runs in critical situations and always finds a way to assist the team win games- Dinesh Karthik
“I think, in the short while that Rishabh Pant has been around, he has put up some fabulous performances, he has played in some real high-pressure games. Be it the World Cup final, be it the IPL final and the beauty is he has done well in a lot of these games, personally. I think he is someone who is always up for the challenge, in the IPL final he got a fifty,” Karthik said.
According to the 36-year-old, Pant can also score runs in critical situations and always finds a way to assist the team win games. Karthik also believes the southpaw is good at managing pressure situations and remains composed at the crease.
“I remember, a couple of years ago, he won a game single-handedly for Delhi Capitals, I think it was the eliminator. In these crunch games, he has always found ways to get runs. That shows his ability to handle pressure. He really thrives under pressure. He played some fabulous innings for India in the last couple of series against Australia and England.”
“I have no doubt that he will be an integral part of Indian cricket and be one of those who is going to play 100 Tests And a lot of white-ball cricket for India as well,” he went on to add.