“It makes you want to watch the TV” England pacer Tymal Mills on Rishabh Pant’s batting in Tests
English pacer Tymal Mills praised the Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant for his style of batting which Mills feels is exciting.
England left-arm fast bowler Tymal Mills spoke highly of Rishabh Pant’s batting style in Test. Mills said he doesn’t like watching Test cricket but when Rishabh Pant comes to bat in Tests, Mills wants to watch him bat. Tymal Mills is a regular in T20 leagues around the world.
Pant has been in excellent form. Pant scored 274 runs at an average of little over 68 against Australia in the Test series Down Under, 2020-21. Pant’s sublime performance against England at home earlier this year in February and March – 270 runs averaging 54.
In a conversation with timesnownews.com, the English pacer said Pant’s batting is ‘box office’.
“I only play white-ball cricket, I don’t play four-day cricket due to injuries. In general, I don’t like watching traditional Test cricket but when Rishabh Pant comes to bat in a Test match, I am watching. It’s exciting isn’t it, its box office, it makes you want to watch the TV,” Mills told.
With his match-winning and match-saving innings, Pant’s confidence in batting and wicket keeping has skyrocketed. These career-defining knocks elevated Pant’s stature in the international circuit and bagged the Delhi Capitals captainship in absence of injured Shreyas Iyer. Pant lead Delhi Capitals to the top of the points table of IPL 2021 before being suspended mid-way.
“He played a couple of eye-catching innings which was good to see. I like entertaining cricket. Even that first pitch in Ahmedabad when it was turning square, I liked it because there was something happening in every ball. I personally really enjoyed the Test series,” Mills said.
Pant has been named in the squad for India tour of England. India will play six Test matches in England including the World Test Championship Final against New Zealand from June 18 to 22 followed by a five-match Test series against hosts England in August-September.