Rishabh Pant played a quickfire knock of 35 runs last night in 21 balls which included 3 fours and 2 sixes against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He did not take any time to settle and started dealing in boundaries from the first few deliveries, hitting all clean strikes. Opposition bowlers were hammered and he took Delhi Capitals to victory with 8 wickets in hand. In this Article we have discussed With Whom Sanjay Manjrekar Compared Rishabh Pant
After last night’s inning, Former Indian cricketer has compared Rishabh Pant with the legendary Indian opener Virender Sehwag. Manjrekar further added that Pant is the trailblazer of the modern generation and he’s a rare batsman who can hit fours and sixes for fun like Sehwag.
Pant is a guy who is a trailblazer for this generation: Sehwag
“When Virender Sehwag came along, we had the Dravid’s and the Tendulkar’s scoring truckloads of runs and then Virender Sehwag comes in and he was slightly different. He was a trailblazer. He got to his hundred with a six, got to his 200 with a six, got to his 300 with a six.
“That kind of batting, we had not seen before in Test match cricket. I think Rishabh Pant, already with a lot of Sehwag-kind of players around him hitting fours and sixes at will, he is a guy who is a trailblazer for this generation,” said Sehwag.
Sanjay Manjrekar added that Pant can take calculated risks which is all pre-planned and that is the biggest advantage for Delhi Capitals having someone who can hit boundaries anytime he wants.
With Whom Sanjay Manjrekar Compared Rishabh Pant
“Sometimes you can think that in England, he failed and the first shot he tried today that’s all calculated risks that he takes. It’s not out of desperation, he’s not confused or nervous. It’s all pre-planned. We saw, in the end, the advantage of having someone who can hit the fours and sixes, then you don’t get into a hole like Punjab Kings the other night. So, those are the advantages. Rishabh Pant is a great value to have,” concluded Sanjay Manjrekar.
Delhi Capitals are currently on top of the table with 14 points and they only need 2 more points to make it to the qualifiers. Captain Rishabh Pant would like to finish in the top 2 to get an extra match in qualifiers in case needed.