Rishabh Pant, the young wicketkeeper-batsman of the Indian team, has created a lot of buzz in the last few years with his fast batting. Especially in Test cricket, everyone is crazy about his batting style. In the second innings of the Day/Night Test against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru, Pant scored 50 runs in just 31 balls. During this, he completed his half-century in 28 balls. With this, he is now the Indian player to score the fastest half-century in Test cricket. He has broken the 40-year-old record of great all-rounder Kapil Dev. Kapil Dev scored a half-century in 30 balls. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Akash Chopra has made a big statement about Rishabh Pant, calling him the next superstar player of Test cricket.
Rishabh Pant is the biggest superstar of Test cricket
After the end of the second day’s play of the second Test match between India and Sri Lanka, former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra, while talking on his YouTube channel, praised Pant. He said, “If I talk about my player of the day today, he will be Rishabh Pant. I will talk about him because he is the next biggest superstar of Test cricket. He is the best advertisement for Test cricket, he is the one who brings together enthusiasm, dedication, and entertainment. Rishabh Pant brings these things together ‘Pant batted very well. He got out in the end, but he has the talent that is going to help a lot in taking Test cricket forward. As long as he stays on the crease, there will be no shortage of fours and sixes.
Kapil Dev’s record broken in 2 consecutive matches
This is not the first time in the 2-Test series against Sri Lanka that Kapil Dev’s record has been broken. Earlier in the last match, Ravichandran Ashwin became the second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket by overtaking Kapil Dev’s 434 wickets. Talking about this, Chopra said, “First Ashwin has broken the record in bowling and now Pant has broken the record in batting. Pant hit seven fours and two sixes during his innings. In the end, he was caught out for a long shot off Praveen Jayavikrama.