"It's box office!" Tymal Mills says he doesn't watch Test cricket, but watches when Rishabh Pant bats

Rishabh Pant is emerging as one of the most promising youngsters in world cricket.

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India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been terrific with the bat lately, especially in red-ball cricket. Pant's fan following has increased and his attacking batting style is liked by many.

England fast bowler Tymal Mills admitted he doesn't like watching Test cricket much but whenever Pant comes in to bat, it makes him stay glued to the match. 

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"I only play white-ball cricket, I don't play four-day cricket due to injuries. In general, I don't like watching traditional Test cricket but when Rishabh Pant comes to bat in a test match, I am watching. It's exciting isn't it, its box office, it makes you want to watch the TV,” Mills told Times Now.

Pant may have received criticism for his batting in the initial days, but his improvement shows that he can be a global star in the cricket world if the growth continues. 

The southpaw was outstanding on the Australia tour, and he played handy knocks against England at home as well. “He played a couple of eye-catching innings which was good to see. I like entertaining cricket. Even that first pitch in Ahmedabad when it was turning square, I liked it because there was something happening in every ball. I personally really enjoyed the Test series," Mills said.

Team India will be playing against England later this year in a five-match Test series, and Pant is going to be the first choice wicket-keeper. He already has a hundred to his name in English conditions.

(With Times Now Inputs)


By Sihyeu Singh - 28 May, 2021

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