Rishabh Pant Can Definitely become Better Than MS Dhoni’: Wasim Jaffer


Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer praised Rishabh Pant’s rise in international cricket after a poor start. The former player compared the youngster with the likes of MS Dhoni and mentioned that Pant is going to be better than MS Dhoni going ahead in the future.

Rishabh Pant has got very good backing from the Indian cricket board. Now, he is turning out to be a good investment as he has started performing really well across all the formats. He did amazingly well in Australia and played a vital role in making India win 2nd consecutive Test series in Australia.

Wasim Jaffer big claim about Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant

Recently he smashed the fastest fifty by an Indian in Test cricket. He slammed fifty in just 28 balls while batting in the 2nd Test. Meanwhile, he has significantly done well behind the stumps for India in red-ball and white-ball cricket. And, former Indian cricketer is very impressed with the performance of Delhiite.

In a recent interaction, Wasim Jaffer said that Rishabh Pant has everything to become better than former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. The former player asserted that Pant has already done a great job as a batsman for India and he has everything to achieve in the upcoming years as MS Dhoni did.

“Yes, he can definitely become a better wicketkeeper-batter than Dhoni. At such a young age, he has already played some of the most incredible knocks so in the coming 8-10 years, I feel he’ll be more mature and with more experience, he can definitely be better than Dhoni,” said Jaffer during a Q/A session with ESPNCricinfo.

Rishabh Pant after the 2nd Test said that he always focuses on doing his job as a player and what management expects him to do. He had also mentioned that he has changed his game as a batsman and tries to take the game ball by ball.

“I think both (batting and keeping), you need to keep evolving, I’ve made mistakes in the past and want to keep improving. It’s not in my mindset, the wicket was difficult to play, so I thought I will look for quick runs. I’ll do whatever the team management wants me to do (on batting at number five). I think it’s more about confidence, previously, I used to think too much, now I’m only focusing on every ball (referring to his improved keeping skills).,” he said at the post-match presentation.