Cricket experts across the globe have lauded India’s domestic structure – that hones the skills of several players. Former England spinner Graeme Swann was asked to pick one Indian youngster who has impressed him the most.While there are several youngsters in the Indian cricket team, former England spinner Graeme Swann was asked to pick his favourite Indian youngster.
Swann, who represented England in 60 Tests, 79 ODIs and 39 T20Is, picked rising Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who is known for his fearless batting approach across formats.
“The name came up there, Rishabh Pant. I absolutely adore the way he plays his cricket. Irfan’s so right. Because he has someone backing him. You remember in the Test series when he came to England and first ball or second ball at Trent Bridge, he hit the spin bowler back over his head for six. I thought at that moment that this guy would be something special in Test cricket, because he is a youngster and yet he backs his game. He’s got the team around him who backs up,” Swann said during Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected.
Pant has made a big impact in his short career so far, especially in red-ball cricket, where he smashed centuries against England, as well as Australia, away from home.Pant last played for India during the Test series in February-March, 2020 against New Zealand where he was picked ahead of Wriddhiman Saha by the Indian think tank. Pant has so far represented India in 13 Tests, 16 ODIs and 28 T20Is.