There is no doubt in the fact that Rishabh Pant is the future of Indian cricket. He is still just 24 years old and has already achieved a lot at the International level of cricket and he is already one of the vital cogs in the Indian cricket side. He has already replaced Wriddhiman Saha as the permanent wicket-keeper of India in Test cricket and is now their go-to man behind the wickets in all the formats. He is considered by many to be the perfect replacement for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and he keeps on proving why every now and then.
Today he improved netizens with his amazing performance from behind the wickets yet again on Day of the ongoing Pink Ball test or the second Test match of the series between India and Sri Lanka. In the 35th over of the match, when Vishwa Fernando was facing Ravichandran Ashwin, he completely misjudged an off-spin and the ball landed in Rishabh Pant’s gloves. Seeing that Vishwa was outside of the crease, Pant took no time and stumped him off with ease just like Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Rishabh Pant already bats in a fearless manner just like Mahendra Singh Dhoni but a few years back, he lacked Wicket-keeping skills. However, as it now stands, the youngster has improved in that aspect as well and so much so that fans are comparing him to the great MS Dhoni. If things go on like this, Pant can very easily break all the wicketkeeping records that Dhoni holds as well.
Thanks to Pant’s stumping, India were able to all-out Sri Lanka within just 109 runs. At Tea on Day 2, India has a stunning lead of 204 runs and they are surely going to win it from here.