Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag praised Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw, two powerful Indian batsmen. With Shaw and Pant in India’s ranks, the former swashbuckling opening batsman predicted that “India would conquer” international cricket and win World Test Championships. On Sports 18’s programme Home of Heroes, Sehwag remarked, “He (Prithvi Shaw) is a player who can bring back the enthusiasm in Test cricket.”

“With Shaw and Pant in our ranks, the opposition will have to consider if 400 is enough.” Shaw and Pant working together might enable India to control Test cricket and win the World Test Championship, according to Sehwag. Shaw and Pant both had strong openings to their Test careers, but their international careers have taken different paths since then. While Pant has established himself as one of the most destructive batsmen in global cricket’s longest format, with the capacity to turn a game on its head, Shaw has been absent from the Indian Test team since the 2020-21 visits to New Zealand and Australia.

Shaw, who scored a century on his Test debut against the West Indies and followed it up with a half-century the next match, last played a Test match in December 2020 at Adelaide. Versus the moving ball, his technique against in-coming delivery was determined to be suspect. The youthful Mumbai right-hander, on the other hand, has amassed a large number of runs in local white-ball cricket, including the IPL.

“In limited-overs cricket, Pant will be more successful as an opener”: Sehwag Pant has a Test average of 40 and has previously scored hundreds in England and Australia, but his limited-overs performance has been disappointing.

When asked whether current Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant’s career path is similar to his, with less success in ODI and T20I cricket but impressive figures in Test cricket, Sehwag agrees and believes Pant would be more successful if he begins in limited-overs cricket.