Rishabh Pant in an Indian cricketer, who plays for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League and for Delhi in the Indian domestic circuit. Pant is a left-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper. He was born on 4th October, 1997 in Roorkee, Uttarakhand.
The left-handed batsman started his first-class career with Delhi on 22nd October, 2015 and played his first List-A match for them later in the year on 23rd December. Pant had shot to fame when he smashed an 18-ball-50 at the 2016 Under-19 World Cup.
The wicketkeeper-batsman was one of the best players at the under-19 World Cup and played a big role in India's run to the final of the tournament. He scored 267 runs in six matches, which included a century and two half-centuries.
Post the U19 World Cup in 2016, Pant was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.9 crore in the IPL auctions. In his first season with them, the left-hander scored 198 runs in 10 matches at a strike-rate of 130. He improved his scoring-rate and returned with 366 runs at 165.61 in the following season.
In 2018, he had his best IPL season ever as he went on to amass as many as 684 runs with the help of one century and five half-centuries. Pant scored his runs at a strike rate of 173 and finished the second highest run-getter of the tournament.
The explosive batsman was named in the Indian T20I side for the series against England and made his debut on 1st February 2017 in the third match of the series. The match at Bengaluru saw him become the then-youngest T20I debutant for India, a record which Washington Sundar holds now.
He has, as of now, played four T20 internationals for India and has scored 73 runs in them. Unfortunately, he was not named in the Indian T20 squad for the tour of England, which was announced mid-way through the IPL 2018.
Pant's 18-ball half-century in the U19 World Cup in 2016 is the fastest 50 scored at the under-19 level. With his 308-run knock against Maharashtra in 2016-17 Ranji Trophy, he became only the fourth youngest batsman to score a triple century at first-class level.
In the same Ranji season, Pant slammed a 48-ball century against Jharkhand, the fastest-ever century scored in the tournament.