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The new wicket keeper on the block and the current record holder, Rishabh Pant praised the former captain MS Dhoni as the ‘hero of the country’ and said that he turns to him whenever he is faced with problems.
Pant on Monday broke a record as he took the most number of catches by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test match (11), going past Wriddhiman Saha. The wicket keeper also went on to equal the world record held by Jack Russell and AB De Villiers.
The 21-year-old during an interview with the Australian media went on to praise the captain cool, crediting him for his success on the field.
“He’s (Dhoni) the hero of the country. I’ve learnt a lot from him as a person and as a cricketer as well. Whenever he’s around, I feel more confident as a person. If I’ve got any problems I can share it with him and get a solution right away,” said Pant.
“As a wicketkeeper and a player (he’s taught me) to be patient in pressure situations like this (in Adelaide). You have to keep calm and keep composed and try to give 100 percent.”
Talking about the record that Pant broke following his catch of Mitchell Starc in the second innings, he said that, “I never thought of the record but it’s good to take some catches and put it inside my kitty. It’s good to have milestones, but I’m not thinking about that too much.”
India have now won the first Test against hosts Australia by 31 runs for the first time to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series. The second test is all set to take place at the new ground at Perth from 14th December.