Do you know these interesting facts about Rishabh Pant?
Having earmarked Rishabh Pant to take over from MS Dhoni once he retires not so soon though after the Indian cricket team and Delhi Capitals’ wicket-keeper batsman has over the time emerged as a good option for India to opt for. Playing an aggressive brand of cricket, Pant in his score of 159 against Australia not so long back showed that he has it in him to keep his intent in check and play out an innings of substance, one that revolves around the situation at hand if moulded properly.
While still not consistent enough to see enough faith reposed in him for the ODI Cricket World Cup, Pant is a part of a young brigade that is eventually upcoming in the country to show immense talent and skill set prevalent in India, one that brings to focus the excellent cricketing culture. We take a look at Pant’s careers, his runs amassed across different formats and other interesting facts about him.
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Interesting facts about Rishabh Pant
- In the early part of his career, Pant was asked by his coach to shift to Rajasthan so as to get better opportunities. He ended up following the advice and represented the Rajasthan U14 and U16 teams.
- He, however, didn’t enjoy a long run in the Rajasthan side, facing ouster from the team due to non-cricket reasons, upon which he made his return to Delhi.
- His first break at the international level came when he was selected to represent the U10 side at the world cup. Following that, he played for the Delhi Ranji outfit as well before eventually being bought by the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.
- He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a test match century in Australia. His score of 159 also saw him become the fourth Indian wicket-keeper overall to amass a score in excess of 150 in the longest format of the game.
- Earlier in tough and ruthless English conditions, Pant had scored his first international test cricket century with a score of 114.
- In Australia, Pant became the first wicket-keeper from Asia to score over 200 runs and take 20 catches in a Test series.
- In IPL 2018, Pant’s 128 run inning against CSK saw him register the highest individual score by an Indian in the showpiece tournament and saw his side put on a mammoth target of 188.
Rishabh Pant’s record in International Cricket
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