SYDNEY: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting praised young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, so much so that he called him “another” Adam Gilchrist after the Indian’s blistering 159 in the fourth Test.
“He is a real talent and an incredibly good ball striker. He has got a really good game sense as well. I have been lucky enough to coach him at Delhi,” said Ponting, who had worked with the Indian during his stint with Delhi franchise at the Indian Premier League.
“He has got to do a bit of work on his keeping and he will also become a better batsman.
“We talk about him in the commentary box and he is sort of like another Adam Gilchrist,” Ponting told cricket.com.au.
Ponting believes Pant will score more Test centuries than his predecessor Dhoni.
“We talk about M S Dhoni all the time and his impact on Indian cricket. He played a lot of Tests for India but made only six Test hundreds. This kid (Rishabh Pant) will make a lot more Test hundreds than that,” Ponting said.