New Delhi, July 22: Former Indian Player Rahul Dravid has praised the young and talented cricketer Rishab pant here on today.
Speaking in an interview to BCCI, India A coach Rahul Dravid stressed that the 20-year old has the "temperament" to perform in the longest format. "Rishabh has shown that he could bat differently. He has the temperament and skills to bat differently," he said.
It is known that,Rishabh Pant was the second highest run-scorer in Indian Premeir Leigue, and a series of impressive performances for India A during the recently concluded tour of UK, the wicketkeeper-batsman has received a maiden Test call in England.
Dravid further added that the left-handed batsman has a unique ability to read the match situations. "He is always going to be an attacking player but reading of the situation when one is playing red ball cricket is required. We are glad that he has been picked in the national team and I hope he takes this maturity and builds from thereon," he said.
Virat Kohli and the Indian team management are likely to go with the more experienced Dinesh Karthik with regular Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha missing out due to an injury.
Praising Pant's selection, Dravid hoped that the left-hander could take the maturity he has shown in recent times to the international stage, whenever given an opportunity.