Shoaib Akhtar Feels Rishabh Pant Can Emerge As A Model For India

 Shoaib Akhtar Feels Rishabh Pant Can Emerge As A Model For India

Rishabh Pant and Shoaib Akhtar (Image Source: Twitter)

Rishabh Pant was the star of the show for India when they faced England in the third ODI match of the series. Chasing a target of 260 runs, Rishabh scored his first ODI Ton and remained not out on 125 runs to ensure India’s victory with ease.  After losing the top-order batter cheaply, both Pant and Hardik Pandya stitched a solid partnership.

That helped India to bring back the momentum as they handed England, their first-ever ODI Bilateral series loss since 2014 at home. Now, former Pakistan pacer, Shoaib Akhtar provided some suggestions to Rishabh Pant as he believed him to become a role model in the coming days.

“He’s good-looking. He can emerge as a model, earn in crores” – Shoaib Akhtar

Speaking on his Youtube channel, Akhtar said that Pant has all kinds of shots in his bag and he is winning matches for India. He heaped high praises on this Indian wicketkeeper for his recent winning contributions for India. He said: “He has the cut shot, pull shot, reverse sweep.. he isn’t afraid. He won the match in Australia, he won the match here (in England) and took India to a series victory.”

Former Pakistan pacer also added that he need to cut some weight to become a role model. “He is a little overweight. I hope he takes care of that. Because India’s market is big. He’s good-looking. He can emerge as a model and earn crores. Because whenever a person becomes a star in India, a lot of investment is made on them,” Akhtar said.

He also applauded the talent he has and the way he puts the opposition in trouble. “The talent he has, he will put oppositions in a lot of trouble. Against England, he adopted a calculated approach while pacing the innings, and then turn ruthless. He can accelerate whenever he wants. In times to come, Rishabh Pant is going to be a superstar. The only one can who can stop him is Pant himself,” Shoaib Akhtar concluded. 


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