T20 World Cup: ICC welcomes Rishabh Pant to the ‘Biggest tournament of the year’, posts video

If Australia has the ‘Big Show’ Glenn Maxwell, India has their own rising star Rishabh Pant. He is expected to do well in the T20 World Cup in Australia.

Rishabh Pant en course his century in England. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rishabh Pant played incredible innings in Australia during India’s tour in 2020/21
  • Pant was tried in the opening slot for India and did well
  • Rishabh Pant was box office in the fifth Test match vs England

India wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant’s stocks have been rising astronomically in the last few years. While the player might be a little hit and miss, there is no doubting that there aren’t many in modern cricket today who are as exciting to watch as Rishabh Pant. From stepping down against fast bowlers to reverse lapping James Anderson, Pant has cut a niche for himself in world cricket.

Such has been his impact that he was made captain of the Indian side against South Africa in the five match home series after KL Rahul was ruled out.

Pant, who tormented Australia in the red-ball tour of 2020/21 has been a popular figure in Australia after his historic innings at the Gabba in the final Test match of that series.

With T20 World Cup approaching, the International Cricket Council headlined their new World Cup promo with Rishabh Pant and welcomed him to the tournament, which they termed his as the ‘Big Time’.

The promo had a helicopter roving over the Sydney Opera house, over the banks of Sydney Harbour from where Pant appears. He is seen in his classic ‘dragging the bat’ walk as he enters the city in a ‘Godzilla-like’ manner.
From a highly talked about prospect, Rishabh Pant is now an indispensable part of the Indian team. He has recently been tried at the top of the batting order, where he formed a ballistic partnership with Rohit Sharma, racing the team to 49 runs inside the first five overs against a potent England bowling line-up.

India are expected to buckle-up after their failure in the T20 World Cup in the UAE after they have rehauled their approach to the shortest format of the international area.

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