Rishabh Pant IPL Career

Last Modified Mar 27, 2024 01:26 IST
NameRishabh Rajendra Pant
Age26 years old
Height170 cm
Weight65 kgs
ProfessionCricketer
Net WorthINR 100 crores
BirthplaceRoorkee, Uttarakhand, India
NationalityIndian
EducationThe Indian Public School, Dehradun


Rishabh Pant, known for his aggressive intent in batting, is an Indian cricketer who features for the Delhi Capitals franchise in the IPL. He is also the captain of the side, who plays the role of a wicket-keeper batter. Pant will make his comeback through the 2024 IPL season as he was unavailable in the 2023 IPL season due to a car accident.

‘Rishabh Pant’ IPL teams from 2016-24

Rishabh Pant IPL Career
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A fearless, hard-hitting left-handed wicketkeeper-batter, Rishabh Pant, was the blue-eyed boy in Indian domestic cricket in 2015/16 courtesy of his breathtaking exploits in age-group and domestic tournaments.

And, so, it did not come as a surprise to those who had seen a teenage Pant smack the white ball without a care in the world when he was picked up by the Delhi Capitals for INR 1.9 crore ahead of the 2016 season.

Pant endured humble beginnings as he managed just 198 runs in 10 innings @24.75/130.26. However, he did not take long to stamp his mark on the tournament.

The next three seasons saw the peak of Pant- the T20 batter- as he went on to smash 366 @ 26.14/165.61, 684 @ 52.61/173.60, and 488 @ 37.53/162.66 to establish himself as one of the icons of the league.

The last three seasons have been underwhelming by his standards, with 2020 and 2021 being the worst as he struggled on slow and sluggish tracks of the UAE.

Pant was appointed skipper of DC ahead of the 2021 season after regular captain Shreyas Iyer got ruled out due to a shoulder injury.

However, DC decided to stick with the southpaw even after Iyer returned for the 2nd leg of IPL 2021. Under Pant, Delhi lost both Qualifiers 01 and 02 to bow out of the season.

In 2022, Pant was retained as a player and as captain of the Capitals'. He did decently as a batter, scoring 340 runs @ 30.91/151.79 but struggled as captain as DC failed to make it to the playoffs for the first time since 2019.

On 30th December 2022, Pant met with a horrible accident while riding his car to his hometown Roorkee. Due to this, he suffered multiple injuries and went through various surgeries. He also missed the 2023 IPL but his IPL salary (INR 16 crore) was paid by the BCCI through an insurance company.

Now, Pant is fully fit and will make his comeback through the 2024 IPL season as a captain for the Delhi Capitals.

‘Rishabh Pant’ IPL Auction Price

Rishabh Pant
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Rishabh Pant was picked up by the Delhi Capitals for INR 1.9 crores ahead of the 2016 auction.

His breathtaking exploits in the 2017 edition, where he hammered 366 runs in 14 innings @ a strike rate of 165.61, made Delhi retain him and increased his salary to INR 8 crore, which has been expanded to 16 crores in 2022.

In the 2024 IPL, Pant will be seen as the captain for the Delhi Capitals, for the same price (INR 16 crore).

YearTeamSalary (in INR)
2016Delhi Capitals1.90 crore
2017Delhi Capitals1.90 crore
2018Delhi Capitals8 crore
2019Delhi Capitals8 crore
2020Delhi Capitals8 crore
2021Delhi Capitals8 crore
2022Delhi Capitals16 crore
2024Delhi Capitals16 crore
Total 67.80 crore


‘Rishabh Pant’ IPL runs year-wise

YearMatInnNORunsAvgHSSR501004s6sCTST
20161010219824.7569130.261019630
20171414036626.1497165.6120282483
20181414168452.61128*173.6051683742
20191616348837.5378*162.66303727186
20201414334331.1856113.9510319130
20211616441934.9158*128.52304210103
20221413234030.9144151.7900351684
Total989715283834.61128*147.971512601296418


‘Rishabh Pant’ IPL wickets year-wise

YearMatchesInningsWicketsAverageEconomyBest Figures4-wicket match
20161000----
20171400----
20181400----
20191600----
20201400----
20211600----
20221400----
Total9800----


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‘Rishabh Pant’ IPL Records

Rishabh Pant has been playing IPL since the 2016 season. Here’s a list of some of his achievements and records:

‘Rishabh Pant’ As Batter

Highest score in a losing cause in IPL historyIn 2018, Rishabh Pant smashed 128 off 63 deliveries against SRH, but he still ended up on the losing end of the spectrum as the SunRisers chased down DC's 187/5 in a canter.
Youngest to 1000 IPL runsPant surpassed the milestone at the age of 20 years & 218 days during the 2018 season.
2nd youngest to score an IPL 100Pant hammered 128 (63) against SRH in 2018 to etch his name in record books.


‘Rishabh Pant’ As Wicket-Keeper

Most dismissals by a keeper in a single seasonIn 2019, Pant affected 20 dismissals- 15 catches and 5 stumpings- in just 12 matches.


Rishabh Pant’s IPL Century

Rishabh Pant
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Rishabh Pant has made only one century in the IPL. He scored an unbeaten 128 off just 63 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad, in the 2018 edition of the IPL. Having batted with a strike rate of 203.17, Pant’s century went in vain as Delhi Capitals failed to defend the score 187 and lost the match by 9 wickets and 7 balls to spare.

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FAQs on Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant currently plays for the Delhi Capitals franchise in the IPL and is also the captain of the team. Since his debut, Pant has been involved with only one IPL team, which is Delhi.

Rishabh Pant was retained by the Delhi Capitals in the 2022 auction for INR 16 crores. Due to his scintillating performances with the Indian team, Pant’s auction price of INR 8 crores in 2021, doubled in the following year.

Rishabh Pant had a mediocre 2022 IPL tournament. He made 340 runs in 14 matches, averaging a mere 30.91. This has been Pant’s worst performance in terms of the number of runs scored in the IPL, apart from his debut year. Although his average had been low in 2022, he compensated for it with his brilliant strike rate of 151.79.

Rishabh Pant made his debut in 2016, at the age of 19 years. The Delhi Capitals franchise bought him for INR 1.90 crores as a wicket-keeper batsman. Pant played in 10 matches and scored 198 runs, at an average and strike rate of 24.75 and 130.26, respectively.

Rishabh Pant hit 16 sixes in the 2022 IPL, which takes his total sixes tally to 129 in the IPL.

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