Former India opener Virender Sehwag has mentioned that if wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant manages to play 100 Checks, then his identify can be etched in cricketing historical past. For the reason that 2020-21 Australia sequence, Pant has been the Indian’s first-choice stumper.
The Delhi cricketer has turned out to be certainly one of India’s main Take a look at batters within the final 15 months. The teen scored a match-saving 97 within the SCG Take a look at in opposition to Australia in January 2021 and adopted it up with a match-winning unbeaten 89 on the Gabba, which not solely helped the Males in Blue seal the sequence but in addition register back-to-back Take a look at sequence triumphs Down Underneath.
Virender Sehwag expects Rishabh Pant to play 100 Take a look at matches for India
“If he (Pant) goes on to play 100+ Checks, his identify could be etched within the historical past books endlessly. Solely 11 Indian cricketers have achieved this feat, and everybody can recall these 11 names,” mentioned Sehwag whereas talking to Sports18.
“The moment gratification of matches gained in T20Is and ODIs are wonderful however in the long term, individuals solely keep in mind what you may have performed in a white jersey,” he added.
Pant has to date performed 30 Checks and amassed 1920 runs at a median of 40.85. Extra importantly, the Delhi stumper additionally holds the distinctive document of being the one Indian wicketkeeper to have registered Take a look at centuries in Australia, England and South Africa.
Loads can be anticipated from him when India visits the UK for enjoying the rescheduled fifth and closing Take a look at match in opposition to England in July this yr, with India main the sequence 2-1.
Sehwag, however, is the primary Indian to attain a Take a look at triple century. In reality, he has two triple a whole bunch to his identify and will have effectively had a 3rd one had it not been a mushy dismissal within the Mumbai Take a look at in opposition to Sri Lanka in December 2009 the place he ended up giving a return catch to spinner Muttiah Muralitharan whereas enjoying a defensive shot on 293.