Rishabh Pant is not even half of Adam Gilchrist – Salman Butt

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been struggling against the quality bowling of England pacers. He has scored just 96 runs in six innings so far. Pant has been lambasted by fans and experts for his batting.

His careless attitude and reckless shot-making have resulted in his downfall. Earlier, he played some brilliant knocks in Australia and against England at home. After his impressive performance, he was compared to Australian great Adam Gilchrist.

However, former Pakistan skipper is against Pant’s comparison with Gilchrist. Speaking on his YouTube channel, the southpaw urged everyone to stop comparing Pant and the legendary wicket-keeper batsman.

“Please don’t compare a player (Rishabh Pant) with 2-3 years experience with a world-class player like Adam Gilchrist. Gilchrist was outright match-winner. He used to dominate world-class bowlers during his time. Now, only a few top-class pacers are there and Pant has played only a few good knocks so far,” Butt said.

Butt further added that Pant needs to work on his technique and mindset to survive in Test cricket.

“Gilchrist was a big imposing figure and Pant is not even half of Gilchrist. Gilly was a different kind of batsman altogether. Pant has to make some changes to his current technique and make some mental adjustments in Test cricket. He has to set in the crease before going for shots. He doesn’t have plan B which is very necessary on pitches like England,” added Butt.