Team India’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is celebrating his 24th birthday today. Pant, who played an important role in the Indian team’s historic victory at the Gabba, has achieved many big achievements in his international career so far. Pant has been a superstar of Team India on overseas tours and has single-handedly turned many matches with the bat. Known for his explosive batting, Pant is currently leading Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 and has taken his team to the playoffs. On the occasion of his birthday, let’s take a look at three big records of the Indian wicketkeeper.
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Fastest Indian wicketkeeper to score 1000 runs
Pant, who played the role of wicket-keeper in the Test team after the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has shown a lot with the bat in the longest format of cricket. Pant is the fastest wicket-keeper batsman to score thousand runs in Test cricket for India. He achieved this record during his unbeaten knock of 89 runs at the Gabba. Pant played just 27 innings to complete his 1,000 runs and left Dhoni behind in this matter. Mahi had completed one thousand runs in Tests in 32 innings.
First Indian batsman to open account with six in Test career
Rishabh Pant, who made his Test debut in 2018, was the first batsman for India to score his first run in most formats of cricket by hitting a six. He hit a six off the second ball of Adil Rashid while playing against England at Trent Bridge. Pant played a brilliant innings in this match and Team India tasted defeat by 203 runs to England. Since then, Pant has not looked back and has recorded many records in his name in Test cricket.
Wicketkeeper with most wickets in a match
If this young player of India showed greatness with the bat, then he always looked absolutely ready even behind the wicket. In the first Test against Australia played in Adelaide in the year 2018, Pant took 11 catches showing excellent wicketkeeping skills. In this way, Pant became only the third wicketkeeper to take the most catches in a match. He took 6 tremendous catches in the first innings and 5 in the second. Due to the excellent keeping of Pant, the Indian team was successful in making this match its name. Pant had taken 20 wickets behind the wicket in this series and scored 350 runs in four matches.