The Indian wicket-keeper-batsman played superb innings twice in Australia. He played a key role in saving India from defeat by scoring a brilliant 97 in the first Sydney Test. After this, India won the memorable series by scoring an unbeaten 89 in Brisbane.
Mona Parthasarathy, a member and journalist of the ICC Voting Academy, said, ‘The last two Tests in Australia have become kinder. Especially the circumstances in which those innings were played are commendable. The strength of the front team and the expectations of their fans. Pant started crying on everyone. He further said, ‘This proves that victory is for those who have the will and those who dare.
The 23-year-old Pant was included in the squad after the first Test in Australia. But the way he performed impressed everyone.
“Rishabh Pant played different innings in Sydney and Brisbane,” VVS Laxman told the ICC. He said, ‘In Sydney, he scored 97 runs in counter attack, when the Indian team had a target of 407 runs. At Brisbane, he showed maturity and won the team in front of a brilliant bowling attack.