Former England captain Michael Vaughan lauded Rishabh Pant for his swashbuckling batting display on Day 1 of the ongoing first Test match between India and Sri Lanka in Mohali. The wicketkeeper-batter slammed 96 runs off 97 balls to power India to 357 for six in 85 overs at stumps on Friday.
Taking to Twitter, Vaughan wrote, Absolutely love watching @RishabhPant17 !! A player who you can't love .. don't want to miss a ball he faces .. no idea what's going on his head .. but it's always a must watch .. I reckon he is the greatest modern day player entertainer ., #INDvSL
With the dismissal of Shreyas Iyer in the 62nd over, the visitors looked set to restrict India to below 300, but Pant had other plans and went on to play a T20-like knock consisting of nine fours and four sixes.