“Responsibility Personified”: Sanjay Manjrekar In Awe Of Hard-hitting India Batter
File photo of Sanjay Manjrekar.© BCCI
The entire cricketing world is in awe of Rishabh Pant. The star of the Indian cricket team scored an unbeaten 125 off 113 balls to guide the team to a 2-1 series win in the third ODI against England on Sunday. Following his match-winning innings against England, Pant has become the first Asian wicketkeeper-batsman to score a century in both Tests and ODIs on English soil. Pant’s century and his 133-run partnership with Hardik Pandya helped India chase down 260 and win the series 2-1 in the final ODI of the three-match series in Manchester. England were bundled out for 259, thanks to brilliant spells from Hardik Pandya (4/24) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3/60). Jos Buttler (60), Jason Roy (41) and Moeen Ali (34) played some important innings for the hosts.
Pant’s knock also impressed Sanjay Manjrekar, a former player of the Indian cricket team.
“No, he is always responsible. He can look irresponsible sometimes when he gets out, when he gets out playing one of these shots, we have to look at it like a slip But getting out because the game has changed and that is Rishabh Pant’s primary skill. He’s got a different voice, but when he elevates himself, he tries these shots,” Manjrekar told Sports18’s daily sports news. Said on the show.
“Winning walks by example, it’s a part of his basic attack, he has a lot of shots. So, from the point of view of responsibility I think this guy is unbelievable because of the kind of record he has in Test cricket. You Can’t play shots like this if you are not responsible by nature, want to win the game and in this one day too you can see him. He was a man of responsibility; he was of calm nature. I am very much looking at Rishabh Pant Got excited because there is something in this country, that we keep producing batsmen like this in every generation.”
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