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| On Sep 6, 2021 8:40 PM IST

10 interesting facts about Rishabh Pant

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Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been one of the names from the Indian cricket team that has been hogging over the headlines for some time now. Born on 4th October 1997, in Haridwar Uttarakhand, Pant started playing cricket at the age of 12 years. The southpaw attracts viewers with his ability to score runs uniquely and has become one of the main batsmen for Indian in all three formats and his IPL franchise Delhi Capitals.

Rishabh Pant’s journey so far in international cricket has been a roller-coaster ride. Since MS Dhoni’s last match for India in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup, young wicketkeeper-batsman saw himself in the firing line for his poor keeping skills, fitness issues, and inconsistent batting and then later was dropped from India’s limited-overs set-up.

However, his turnaround was one of the most remarkable ones being witnessed in the history of Indian cricket. The 23-years-old was one of the main reasons behind India’s triumph over Australia down under in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and then later dominated England across all formats at home and was the main reason Team India reaching the finals of the ICC WTC final 2021.

10 interesting facts about Rishabh Pant

  • Rishabh Pant is the only Asian wicketkeeper-batsman to notch up a century against both England and Australia in the longest format of the game in their backyard.

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  • The left-handed batsman smashed the fastest half-century at the U-19 level. He thumped Nepal bowlers in the U-19 World Cup and paved his way through the half-century in just 18 balls and ended up scoring 78 runs in just 24 balls in that match.

  • The left-handed batsman smashed the fastest half-century at the U-19 level. He thumped Nepal bowlers in the U-19 World Cup and paved his way through the half-century in just 18 balls and ended up scoring 78 runs in just 24 balls in that match.

 

  • Rishabh Pant holds the record for fastest century by an Indian player in the T20 format. He achieved this feat in just 32 balls during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy while playing for Delhi against Himachal Pradesh in the 2017/18 season.

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  • Rishabh Pant in 2018 became the third Indian player after Irfan Pathan and Cheteshwar Pujara to bag the ICC emerging player of the year award.

  • The Delhi Capitals skipper also became the fastest Indian wicketkeeper to effect 50 dismissals in Test cricket, surpassing MS Dhoni, during the two-Test series against West India in 2019.

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  • Rishabh Pant also holds the record for the fastest century in the Ranji Trophy. He achieved this feat when he blasted a century in just 48 balls against Jharkhand in 2016.

 

  • Rishabh Pant is the second-highest run-scorer for Delhi Capitals in the history of IPL. The swashbuckling batsman so far in 76 innings has scored  2292 runs and is just 90 runs away from surpassing Virender Sehwag to became the highest run-scorer for the DC.

  • The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman opened his account in Test cricket with a six when he smashed Adil Rashid out of the park in 2018 in his debut match.

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  • Rishabh Pant was the youngest player to debut for India in T20Is at the age of 19 years and 120 days before that record was broken by Washington Sundar and also became the 5th youngest skipper to lead an IPL side and the 12th player to captain the Delhi Capitals.