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Rishabh Pant reminds me of Adam Gilchrist as he plays: McGrath

Australia legend Glenn McGrath has compared Indian young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant with his legendary teammate Adam Gilchrist, who’s one of the best wicket-keeper batsman in international cricket history.

So, after former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, McGrath also rated Pant much. He did this comment after Pant’s 29-run innings in the first innings of second Test between India and Australia. His innings was short but eye-catching with some beautiful boundaries.

“Rishabh Pant reminds me of Adam Gilchrist as he plays. Always he playing shots and is never afraid to play any shot. If you see them at the crease, they always keep doing something,” McGrath said on the Sony Sports Network.

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Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar also praised Pant highly. “Glenn just said that he is a bit like Adam Gilchrist. So if he’s got that X-factor why would you not have him in the team. Ok, in this game he’s batted at No. 6 so you’ll always get that from Rishabh Pant. There was bounce on that ball… it was close for him to cut. But you could see how much he’s worked on a pitch against a bowler whom players have to work hard against,” Agarkar said.

Pant isn’t a first choice wicket-keeper for India due to his inconsistent performances. But Agarkar thought that the 23-year old wicket-keeper deserve time and India should back him. “He’s a young player. When you have that sort of ability and potential in someone, might as well back him as much as you can. There will be few mistakes along the way but you’ve got to take it because he’ll win you a few games along the way as well,” Agarkar said.

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