Rishabh Pant is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian cricket team across all formats. The skillset that Rishabh Pant possesses and the expertise cricket demands are absolutely in synchronization. He is a ferocious hitter of the cricket ball with a wide array of shots and can clear the boundary ropes with ridiculous ease. He has some great keeping skills and thus he is an important player for the team. Here are a few facts about this young talented cricketer that you might not be aware of.
He was inspired by Australian legend Adam Gilchrist to take up cricket as a career.
He made his first-class debut on 22 October 2015 in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy at the age of 18.
He smashed the fastest hundred in Indian first-class cricket. That innings featured 21 sixes, another Indian record.
The left-handed opener made a half-century in 18 balls, the fastest in the U-19 level.
Sticking to his style of batting, Rishabh Pant opened his test account in style with a six.
In September 2019, during the second Test against the West Indies, Pant became the fastest wicket-keeper for India to affect fifty dismissals in Test cricket.
He is the only Indian wicket-keeper to score a test century in England and Australia.
He was awarded the 2018 Emerging Player of the Year award at the ICC Awards.
He was the youngest player for India to debut in a T20I match at the age of 19 years 120 days before Washington Sundar.
On the day Delhi Daredevils bought him in 2016, he scored 111 off 96, laced with two sixes and 14 fours, guiding India into the U-19 World Cup semi-finals.
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