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Adam Gilchrist praises Rishabh Pant, Indian wicketkeeper shows gratitude

Written by Vipin Darwade

On the fourth day of the second Test, which turned out to be the final day of the match as India won by 317 runs, Rishabh Pant carried out the stumpings of Dan Lawrence and Moeen Ali. Fans and experts are now convinced about Pant’s keeping skills after years of debate on the same.

Australia’s legendary wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist has heaped praise on the young Indian gloveman after his performance behind the stumps on the final day of the second Test. “Yesterday it was Foakes, today it’s Rishabh Pant #brilliant”: Gilchrist tweeted on Tuesday.

Acknowledging Gilchrist’s message, Rishabh Pant has expressed his gratitude to the Australian great.

India captain Virat Kohli, after the team levelled the series 1-1 on Tuesday, was all praises about Pant who has taken up both of his responsibilities and reaping great rewards for the team.

“He has really worked hard, … when he moves with the gloves you can see that difference in his reactions and reflexes,” Kohli said.

“He’s shed a lot of weight and he’s become quicker on his feet, and it’s showing. The way he kept on this pitch with so much turn and bounce was a credit to him for working so hard…. we want him to keep improving as a keeper, get stronger and stronger with his skillsets, because we understand how much value he brings to the team.”

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