Sanjay Manjrekar says “Trailblazer of this generation” in the Indian Premier League. Rishabh Pant smashed 35 off fair 21 deliveries as the Delhi Capitals traveled. Moreover, to an eight-wicket win against Hyderabad on Wednesday. After Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer had set. The platform with a 52-run partnership. Pant was quick to get to work and helped DC chase down their target of 135 runs. Also, with more than two overs to go.
Former India batsman Manjrekar compared Pant to another swashbuckling batsman from DC. Also, they called the DC captain the “trailblazer of this generation.” Manjrekar compared Pant to the iconic Virender Sehwag. Due to the former opening batsman’s attacking style of play.
“When Virender Sehwag came along, we had the Dravid’s and the Tendulkars scoring truckloads of runs and then Virender Sehwag comes in and he was slightly different. He was a trailblazer. He got to his hundred with a six, got to his 200 with a six, got to his 300 with a six,” Manjrekar said.
“That kind of batting, we had not seen before in Test match cricket. I think Rishabh Pant, already with a lot of Sehwag-kind of players around him hitting fours and sixes at will, he is a guy who is a trailblazer for this generation,” he added.
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While some of Pant’s shots don’t come off. Also, his approach is something that is planned in advance. Moreover, does not show desperation, Manjrekar said.
“Sometimes you can think that in England, he failed and the first shot he tried today, that’s all calculated risks that he takes. It’s not out of desperation, he’s not confused or nervous. It’s all pre-planned. We saw, in the end, the advantage of having someone who can hit the fours and sixes, then you don’t get into a hole like Punjab Kings the other night. So, those are the advantages. Rishabh Pant is a great value to have,” Manjrekar said.