I have an identical batting style to Rishabh Pant: Jermaine Blackwood

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Rishabh Pant became the hero overnight after playing the match-winning knock of 89* at Gabba against Australia. Indian young wicket-keeper get appraised for his unique batting style from all around the world. He played many crucial knocks in Border-Gavaskar Trophy and helped his team to retain the trophy by 2-1.

Ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh, West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood has applauded Rishabh Pant and said he has a similar batting style to Indian young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. Blackwood also believes that if Rishabh Pant stays in the crease no one needs to worry about who is going to win, because he is a match-winner.

Blackwood has been West Indies’ top-scorer in recent Test series against England and New Zealand and he wants to carry his form in the upcoming series.

“I was following the series between India and Australia. During the fourth inning with an hour left, I was saying to myself that once Rishabh Pant is there, you’re going to win. I think we have the same batting style. He looked to score and a player who puts bowler under pressure. That’s the same way I bat. I was just rooting for him because I know he was under a little bit of pressure. He is a very cool guy,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Blackwood as saying.

“I think I have been out of the West Indies team for almost three years. On the sidelines, I did some work on my mental space. I trained twice a day and hit the gym every day. I put in a lot of hard work to be as fir as possible. I tried to come back as strong as possible. You can see the results. I am better at my shot selection, I am starting to understand my game very well, and I want to continue to do the same going forward,” said Blackwood.

 

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