“He Is A Trailblazer” – Sanjay Manjrekar Likens Rishabh Pant To Virender Sehwag

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Rishabh Pant Shreyas Iyer
Rishabh Pant Shreyas Iyer

Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant smashed 35 off just 21 balls as the Delhi Capitals registered an eight-wicket win against SunRisers Hyderabad on Wednesday. He batted quite quickly to help DC chase down their target of 135 runs with more than two overs in hand as well.

And, former India player Sanjay Manjrekar compared Rishabh Pant to the veteran Virender Sehwag, due to his attacking style of play. Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Manjrekar said:

“When Virender Sehwag came along, we had the Dravids and the Tendulkars scoring truckloads of runs and then Virender Sehwag comes in and he was slightly different. He was a trailblazer. He got to his hundred with a six, got to his 200 with a six, got to his 300 with a six.”

“That kind of batting, we had not seen before in Test match cricket. I think Rishabh Pant, already with a lot of Sehwag-kind of players around him hitting fours and sixes at will, he is a guy who is a trailblazer for this generation,” he added.

“His aggressive batting doesn’t show desperation” – Sanjay Manjrekar

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Rishabh Pant

Sanjay Manjrekar said that while some of Rishabh Pant’s shots don’t come off, his aggressive batting does not show desperation as well.

“Sometimes you can think that in England, he failed and the first shot he tried today (Pant came down the track and missed an attempted hoick off Jason Holder in his first delivery), that’s all calculated risks that he takes. It’s not out of desperation, he’s not confused or nervous. It’s all pre-planned. We saw, in the end, the advantage of having someone who can hit the fours and sixes, then you don’t get into a hole like Punjab Kings the other night. So, those are the advantages. Rishabh Pant is a great value to have,” Sanjay Manjrekar further added.

Rishabh Pant hit three boundaries and two sixes in his 21-ball innings and took the team home. The Delhi Capitals have returned to the top of the points table after their win against SRH. They will next take on the Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

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