India is on the verge of creating history in Australia, all thanks to their spectacular performance in the ongoing test series. India is already 2-1 up and looking to win the series if we consider Indiaâ€™s position in the ongoing final match.
If we have to look for the star player of the ongoing Test Series, three names come to our mind and these names are Cheteshwar Pujara, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rishabh Pant. Amongst the three, Indian wicketkeeper has impressed us the most. Pant has broken records of the most dismissal in a series along with first Indian keeper to score a century in Australia.
Despite so much amazing performances, this series will also be remembered for sledging from Australian Skipper Tim Paine. However, Pant has emerged undisputed champion and won millions of hearts with his performance.
Now, it seems that he has also impressed former Australian Skipper Ricky Ponting. Praising Pant for his performance in the ongoing series, Ponting has called him the next Adam Gilchrist, which is a huge compliment for any wicketkeeper-batsman.
This is what Ponting said about Rishabh Pant:
"He is sort of like another Adam Gilchrist" – Ricky Ponting on Rishabh Pant after the India wicket-keeper batsman hit an entertaining 💯 at the SCG.
— ICC (@ICC) January 5, 2019
This news is also winning hearts of netizens, as they shower praise at the former Skipper and Indian wicketkeeper. Look down below to see what Twitterati are saying about this news.
Gilly rocks but Rick himself comparing Pant to Gilly is commandable!!
— Nups (@Nups0807) January 5, 2019
Thank you Ricky Ponting and teach some sportsmanship to @MitchJohnson398
— 🇮🇳 MahiRat FanClub 🇮🇳 (@MahiRatFans) January 5, 2019
Yeah. Actually a bit of Gilly and Mahi. Has plenty of time on his side. Provided he is able to handle the adulation back home and keep his feet firmly on ground we're in to watch a great cricketing career. #AUSvIND #SydneyTest @ICC
— â“‚ï¸ithun (@mitzone) January 5, 2019
Coming from vile #RickyPonting I'm not sure how to take it; is it a positive comment?, should we read between the lines?, if it was deed a praise, I am appalled; congrats #RishabhPant!https://t.co/g38SryN8Jl
— Nandakishore-à°¡à±, N (@AcerbicallyUrs) January 6, 2019
Ain't anyone compared to Gilli. But this is a swell for sure. Cheers mate!
— Sandeep Tiwari (@sandeep_tiwari) January 5, 2019
People always starts comparing with some benchmark players only with couple of good series.. ! Consistency , humbleness and passion which matters for a long term existence. Still lot to go through @RishabPant777 . All the best and be the best for India. @BCCI
— Sharath Katta (@sharathkatta269) January 5, 2019
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