Though there are many legendary cricketers in the history of India, there will be a never-ending quest for the torchbearers in the future. Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant are the young talents who came from the U19 team and played many lightning innings. There were many players who created memorable records but could not keep on their performance in the long run. Here are the comparisons and differences between these young cricketers.
Rishabh PantRishabh Pant is one of the outstanding keeper-batsmen from the U19 team. Though the Indians lost the U19 world cup 2016, they found out young talents like Rishabh Pant. He scored mammoth-like figures at a very tender age. He is considered as the successor for Dhoni since Dhoni’s career is at the edge of the end. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, he slammed 104 runs from 32 balls and made some worthy performances for the Ranji trophy. He added 204 runs to the partnership to chase 463 runs with KL Rahul in the test match against England. He added 114 runs in that game and he had a good IPL outing earlier. He did an impressive performance against the West Indies by slamming 92 runs in the second test.
He is called a replacement for Sachin Tendulkar according to some experts. He is the captain of the U19 team which clinched the world cup this year. He scored centuries in his Duleep trophy and Ranji trophy debuts. He slammed 261 runs from 6 outings in the U19 world cup this year. He made a promising start in his test debut by slamming 230 runs from the tests against West Indies. He is one of the successful U19 captains and hopes to keep on his performance in the long run. Earlier, the likes of Mohammed Kaif won the U19 World cup but could not succeed in the international career. He expects to rewrite the history and become the torch bearer for the future team.
He slammed 134, 70, and 33 runs from the test series against West Indies and stood as the youngest player to achieve man of the series award.