Virender Sehwag on how Rishabh Pant’s name “Would Be Etched In History Books. ” Former India batter Virender Sehwag has stated that playing 100 Tests will help wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant secure his place in history for all time.
Former India batter Virender Sehwag made the longest format his own by scoring 8586 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 82.23 at an average of 49.34. The Delhi opener has two triple centuries and brought an attacking style to Test cricket. Now, Sehwag has spoken about how Rishabh Pant’s name will live on in history books and how playing 100+ Tests will benefit him.
“If he goes on to play 100+ Tests, his name will go down in history forever.” Only 11 Indian cricketers have accomplished this feat, and everyone knows who they are,” Sehwag said on Sports18’s ‘Home of Heroes’.
Pant has so far played 30 Tests, scoring 1,920 runs at an average of 40.85 with his highest score being 159 not out.
While shorter formats have been lucrative and provide instant gratification, Sehwag believes that 99 percent of IPL players would like to play Test cricket.
“Why does Virat Kohli place so much emphasis on playing Tests?” “He knows that if he plays 100-150 or even 200 Tests, he will go down in history,” Sehwag said.
The Nawab of Najafgarh also mentioned his proclivity for hitting boundaries with the first ball. “Many people, including Tendulkar, told me that I was going to hit the first ball over the fence.” But I never did,” Sehwag admitted.
“I’d be ready to hit the first ball, thinking it’d be a loosener or a warm-up delivery,” he added.