Srinagar: Former Pakistan Captain Rashid Latif has hailed Team India’s wicket keeper batsman Rishabh Pant for his match winning knock against England in third ODI.
Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 125 against England which was his maiden century in the ODI format helped India bounce back from an early top-order collapse to a five-wicket win and clinch the series 2-1.
Speaking on YouTube channel ‘Caught Behind’, Rashid Latif hailed Pant batting against the English pace attack and recalled his previous knocks in international cricket before making a cheeky comment on his unbeaten 125.
“Uska toh chala toh chaand tak, nahin toh shaam tak. We all know that about him. That stumping scare he survived…Jos Buttler too falls in that same category. But I would definitely say that his batting was outstanding, especially against fast bowlers, the balance he showed in his execution. And this is not the first time we have seen this. This England tour, the previous one, in the series against South Africa…Risbabh’s name is always there,” he said.
“Sometimes people question his batting when he gets out quickly, but sometimes he bats in such a way that no one can emulate that. That is why I repeatedly said, he is the Brian Lara of wicketkeepers and he proved that today. Overall, he puts up a mixed show – sometimes he revives the team to score a match-winning knock and sometimes he tends to concede the game even from a winning position.”