Petersen was a crucial member of the South African team that beat India 2-1 in the recently concluded Test series.
The batsman scored two fifties in the third Test in Cape Town and was named Player of the Match as well as Player of the Series.
“Keegan Peterson (KP). Excellent initials (@ KP24). A great world player in construction. #SAvIND comes to mind of my childhood hero Gundappa Vishwanath, “Shastri tweeted.
Keegan Peterson (KP). Excellent initials (@ KP24). A great world player in construction. My childhood hero Gundappa V… https://t.co/2IHNCfBrc6
– Ravi Shastri (RaviShastriOfc) 1642161412000
Considered one of the best batsmen of his era, right-handed Vishwanath, who played 91 Tests and 25 ODIs for India, had a soft wrist that he used to impress in square cuts. Peterson, 28, has a similar problem.
Referring to former England captain Kevin Pietersen, Shastri also said that ‘KP’ was a great start, one of the most captivating batsmen.
Petersen ended the three-match series with 276 runs in six innings, including three crucial half-centuries.