Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Picture by Matthew Lewis/Getty Photos)

Former Pakistan quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar has heaped praises on Indian wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, calling him a fearless cricketer. He additionally spoke concerning the vary of photographs that the southpaw possesses and his affect in a few of India’s well-known wins within the latest previous, together with the ODI sequence win towards England this month.

 Nevertheless, the previous Pakistan speedster additionally feels that Pant is obese and hopes that’s taken care of. He additionally referred to as the 24-year-old “handsome” and reckons that he can emerge as a mannequin and earn massive bucks. “Rishabh Pant is a fearless cricketer. He has the reduce shot, pull shot, reverse sweep, slog sweep and paddle sweep,” Akhtar stated in a video on his YouTube channel.

At any time when folks turn into superstars in India, numerous funding is made: Shoaib Akhtar

“He received the (Take a look at) match in Australia, he received the match right here (in England) and took India to a sequence victory single-handedly,” added the previous pacer. “He’s a bit obese. I hope he takes care of that. As a result of the Indian market is massive. He’s handsome. He can emerge as a mannequin, earn in crores. As a result of at any time when an individual turns into a celebrity in India, numerous funding is made on them.”

Pant was instrumental in India’s five-wicket victory over England within the sequence decider in Manchester on July 17, during which he scored an unbeaten 125 off 113 balls whereas chasing a complete of 260. That was his maiden hundred within the format and second on the tour. He was subsequently named the Participant of the Match and helped India clinch the sequence 2-1, which was additionally their first ODI sequence win in England since 2014.

Within the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia, he was as soon as once more the Participant of the Match within the sequence decider in Gabba, Brisbane, and helped India win the sequence 2-1. India had been chasing a goal of 328, and the muse was initially laid by opener Shubman Gill’s 91. However it was Pant who took the staff over the road, scoring 89 runs off 138 balls. He’s at present India’s highest-ranked batter in Take a look at cricket.