Rishabh Pant is one for 'future': Ganguly

Former captain Sourav Ganguly hailed India's historic Test series win in Australia and said wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is one for the 'future'.

Having made his Test debut in August 2018, the 21-year-old Pant has gone from strength to strength, scoring a Test hundred each in England and Australia within months.

In Australia, Pant amassed 350 runs in seven innings, the second highest after Cheteshwar Pujara, while behind the stumps he broke the record for most catches -- 20 -- by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test series.

"He will be a superb player for India in the future. He has been so good in the series and in future also, he will shine," Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of Bengal's Ranji Trophy Elite Group B fixture against Punjab.

Rain played spoilsport in the fourth and final Test as the Virat Kohli-led side won the series 2-1, ending a 71-year wait to win their first series Down Under.

Australia were 316 in arrears when the match was called off, leaving India with a 2-1 triumph after wins in Adelaide and Melbourne.

Australia won in Perth.

(Agencies)