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He can emerge as a model: Shoaib Akhtar suggests Rishabh Pant to 'shed some weight'

The Rawalpindi Express has appreciated Rishabh Pant and his batting style on his official YouTube channel.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 20 July 2022 12:10 PM

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The main man during India's third ODI win against England, Rishabh Pant has drawn immense praise from the cricket world after his century knock helped India clinch the ODI series against England 2-1. Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar is the recent entry to appreciate the wicketkeeper-batsman.

After losing the fifth rescheduled Test against England, Team India bounced back to win both the T20I series and the ODI series by margin of 2-1. Rishabh Pant (125*) and Hardik Pandya (71) helped India chase the 260-run target in just 42.1 overs after losing the first three wickets on a score of 38 runs.

The Rawalpindi Express appreciated Rishabh Pant and his batting style on his official YouTube channel. 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."

Shoaib Akhtar also acknowledged that Pant can become a model if he shed some weight. "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, earn in crores. Because whenever a person becomes a star in India, a lot of investment is made on them," Akhtar said.

"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 want. 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 added.

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