Adam Gilchrist is a master at both playing a game-changing bat and holding a wicket. Even while players like Rishabh Pant, Mohammad Rizwan, and Quinton de Kock are now making a big difference, they still have a long way to go before becoming as famous as the Australian legend. Gilchrist is one of the greatest wicketkeeper hitters of all time, along with MS Dhoni. Gilchrist, whose aggressive style of batting and reliable glovework behind the stumps contributed significantly to Australia’s supremacy from the late 1990s to the middle of the 2000s, helped pave the way for wicketkeeper hitters in succeeding generations.

Gilchrist is thus the ideal person to provide a solution while India is now grappling with the contentious Pant vs. Dinesh Karthik dilemma. Despite being chosen for India’s T20 World Cup team, only one of Pant or Karthik seems to be able to compete given the lineup’s emphasis on batting. Karthik and Pant have recently been in a lot of toss-ups, with each player getting a shot but neither being able to establish themselves as a starter. However, it seems that the management is siding with Karthik much more now, according to recent patterns. Gilchrist claims that regardless of the situation, he is opposed to benching Pant.

“Rishabh Pant’s courage, audacity, and approach to fending off bowling attacks. He has to be in that Indian starting lineup, in my view. They may perform together, but in my view, Rishabh Pant must be included “Gilchrist told the ICC about it.

For India’s first Asia Cup game against Pakistan, Karthik was chosen over Pant. Both of India’s wicketkeeper batsmen played in the game since Hardik Pandya was rested for the next encounter against Hong Kong. Following that, Pant faced Sri Lanka before Karthik started facing Pakistan in the Super 4 round. Then he made another appearance for the game against Afghanistan, but Rohit Sharma decided to pick Karthik instead of him for the first T20I at home against Australia.