Michael Vaughan never fails to attract criticism by making irrelevant statements. This time again, the former cricket has made a statement which people didn’t like much. According to Michael Vaughan, Rishabh Pant who was wicketkeeper in India vs England’s second test match has a long way to go before he can be a great wicketkeeper. Before the match, people were questioning Rishabh Pant being a wicketkeeper, but the player did quite well as he took two great catches and pulled off two stumpings. The player proved that he had worked hard for this and can be a great wicket-keeper. People praised his performance but Vaughan wasn’t impressed much.
According to Vaughan, one test match is not enough to prove one’s potential, it can be a good day for the player. Pant has to keep working hard to become a good wicketkeeper. He said the team can’t be the best in the world, they can’t win the matches if their wicketkeeper is losing balls and dropping the catches. The wicketkeeper must know how to catch the ball, he has to be very active behind the stumps.
Rishabh Pant has been consistently improving with his batting performance after the last test that he played against Australia in December 2020. Since then, the player has scored four half-centuries so far. Pant was a keeper in previous tests in Sydney and Brisbane where he dropped catches after which there were not many expectations with him, but the way he performed in Chennai was unbelievable.
Vaughan added that Rishabh Pant has always been active as he is always energetic and chirpy. But he will have to catch the ball unlike what he did in previous tests. Rishabh is doing very good and it is a very good thing for team India as they will have a great wicketkeeper. He will have to practice more and more and eventually he will learn. He also added that he felt Pant is getting better with time and maybe he was putting in lots of effort and practice. He finally concluded with a statement that it will take some time before he can be a great wicketkeeper, one match with good keeping cant make one a good wicketkeeper.