Rishabh Rajendra Pant is an Indian cricketer who represents the country in international cricket. On the domestic level, Pant plays first class cricket for Delhi. He also plays for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.
Table of Content
- Biography - About Rishabh Pant
- Rishabh Pant - Along the years
- Awards and Accolades
- Domestic Career
- International Career
Biography - About Rishabh Pant
Rishabh is one of India's best Wicket Keeper-Batsman, and features regularly in the Indian cricket team in Dhoni's absence, especially in Tests, from which the ex-captain has retired. Pant is very popular for his aggressive batting style and his fearless approach to situations. Rishabh was the first Indian batsman to get off the mark on his Test debut with a six. Rishabh is one of the finest young talents which India has to offer to world cricket.
Rishabh Pant - Along the years
|2015||18||Ranji Trophy Debut|
|2016||19||IPL Debut - Delhi Daredevils|
|2019||21||Selected for 50-over WC|
*Last updated on 31 August 2020
- Second youngest player for India to debut in a T20I match.
- First batsman for India to begin his career in Test cricket with a six
- Fastest wicket-keeper for India to affect fifty dismissals in Test cricket.
Awards and Accolades
- ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year Award - 2018.
- ICC Rising Star of the squad - ICC World Cup 2019.
Pant initially represented Rajasthan at U-14 and U-16 level. However, at Rajasthan, Pant faced discrimination for supposedly being an outsider and was thrown out of an academy. Pant decided to move from Rajasthan to Delhi to save his career.
Pant made his first class debut in Ranji Trophy debut at the age of 18 in 2015. Pant broke several records by scoring a triple-hundred against Maharashtra. In the 2016-17 season Pant scored a blistering 48-ball hundred against Jharkhand. His exploits and achievements in Ranji Trophy earned him a call-up to India's T20 squad for England's tour of India 2017.
Pant's fearless batting style in domestic cricket and India U-19 earned him a lot of attention. So much so, that his first IPL contract bagged him 1.9 crore rupees. Having such a huge IPL price Worth put Pant under a lot of pressure. Pant, however, came out on top of all of it and meet everyone's expectations.
Although his inaugural season wasn't as fruitful as Pant would have expected it to be, his second season, 2017 IPL, turned out to be a miraculous one for the Delhi boy. In his third season, Pant was retained by the Delhi Capitals and was their only light in what was a pretty dark campaign. Rishabh's endeavors in the IPL, earned him his position in the Indian team.
T20 International Career
Pant made his debut for India in Twenty20 Internationals against England 2017, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on 1 February 2017. He is the second youngest player for India to debut in a T20I match (youngest at that time) at the age of 19 years 120 days.
Also see - ICC ODI Ranking
Pant was named in India's Test squad for the series against England in August 2018. He made his Test debut against England cricket team on 18 August 2018. Pant became the first batsman for India to begin his career in Test cricket with a six. Pant went on to score his maiden Test century in the same tournament. Pant thus became the second-youngest wicket-keeper and the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England.
During India's tour of Australia, Pant took eleven catches. It was the most by a wicket-keeper for India in a Test match. He also scored a century in that series, becoming the first Indian wicket keeper to achieve this feat in Tests in Australia.
After his test debut against England, Pant was selected in India's ODI squad for their series against the West Indies. Pant made his ODI debut against the West Indies on 21 October 2018.
ICC World Cup
In June 2019, Pant got an opportunity to play for India in the Cricket World Cup. He was called up as a replacement for an injured Shikhar Dhawan, who suffered a hairline fracture on his left thumb during India's game against Australia. Pant was named as the rising star of the squad by International Cricket Council (ICC) named Pant.
Rishabh Pant was born on 4 October, 1997 at Haridwar, Uttarakhand, to Rajendra Pant and Saroj Pant. He has a sister named Sakshi Pant. In 2017, Pant's father passed away due to a cardiac arrest. Pant showed extreme dedication and determination and merely two days after cremating his father, Pant scored 57 runs for Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match and dedicated it as a tribute to his late father.