New Delhi:

Rishabh Pant may not be fit to play in the World Cup 2023, but Australia's legendary cricketer Adam Gilchrist believes that the wicketkeeper-batsman has left an indelible mark in the last six years. Pant, who was injured in a car accident in December last year, is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and is expected to make a comeback next year. In his absence, KL Rahul is taking over as the wicketkeeper, while Ishan Kishan is likely to play as a specialist batsman in the middle order.

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"I think Rishabh has inspired wicketkeeper-batsmen around the world to play their way. It's exciting that a young player like Rishabh has made such an impact. Gilchrist is also impressed with Kishan, who adapted himself to him despite knowing that Rahul will play the role of wicketkeeper first.

"India have good options. When Rahul was out due to injury, Kishan grabbed the opportunities well and he did really well. He remained positive and forced the selectors to keep him in the team.

Gilchrist, who has played nearly 400 international matches for Australia, was clear about the semi-finalists in the upcoming World Cup. "I think India and Pakistan should be in the semi-finals. Apart from these, Australia and England can make it to the semi-finals.