In the recent revelation, Sachin Tendulkar said that comparing the young Rishabh Pant with Adam Gilchrist is not fair. Adam Gilchrist has served to be one of the most celebrated wicketkeepers in the world known for his skills of holding the ball in server conditions as well. He is also said to be the trendsetter of the wicketkeeping squad of the team and he was the one who entailed how wicketkeepers should take their batting seriously.
Gilchrist is also known to be one of the best limited-overs batsmen of his time scoring a total of 9619 runs with the help of 16 100s. one of them has been achieved in the 2007 World Cup. He was the one batsman who changed the way people looked at Test cricket at that time with his batting attack at the No. 7 position after scoring 5556 runs at an average of 47.86 runs. His highest score remains of 204 not out.
Comparing him with Gilchrist at this stage of his career is not fair
Rishabh Pant got himself compared with the legendary Aussie wicketkeeper owing to the way he plays attacking cricket. Much to the likes of Gilchrist, even Pant has scored centuries overseas in England and Australia.
Talking about the same, he said that comparing Gilchrist with Pant is not right since he hasn’t shown much of capabilities in the game yet. “Comparing him with Gilchrist at this stage of his career is not fair. I will wait for a while. Pant has no doubt proved his ability to play some seriously big shots and showed tremendous potential for the future. Whatever I have seen of him, I have liked. For him to be left out means somebody would have been worthwhile for the selectors to pick,” says Tendulkar.
Rishabh has a bright future
He also talked about him not being picked up for the playing XI of the team for the World Cup, saying that he is young and will get a lot of opportunities for the same. Not only this, he said that he has a bright future ahead. “The selectors can only pick X number of players and that is the reason, possibly, it has happened. One can say that Rishabh has a bright future but whether he should have been there or not was the selectors’ call. My opinion will not take us anywhere,” says Tendulkar.