New Delhi: Batting great Rahul Dravid has marked Rishabh Pant as an important player” for India in the near future, based on the exemplary courage the youngster showed in overcoming personal tragedy.
A couple of days before the start of Indian Premier League, the 19-year-old Pant lost his father, but still played in Delhi Daredevils’ opening fixture.
“Rishabh played very well this year, played a very good innings, he entered the tournament at a very a difficult time, he lost his father, which shows his mental strength,” Dravid said.
“Pant overcame that tragedy and did consistently well the season. I am sure he will go on to become a very important player for India,” he added.