39 Facts About Rishabh Pant

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Rishabh Rajendra Pant was born on 4 October 1997, and is an Indian international cricketer who plays for the Indian cricket team as a wicket-keeper batsman.

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Rishabh Pant was the vice-captain of the India U-19 team for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

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Rishabh Pant made his Twenty20 International debut for India in January 2017, his Test debut in August 2018, and his One Day International debut in October 2018.

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In January 2019, Rishabh Pant was named the ICC Men's Emerging Cricketer of the Year at the 2018 ICC Awards.

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In February 2021, Rishabh Pant was named the Men's Player of the Month in the first edition of the ICC Player of the Month Awards.

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In June 2022, Rishabh Pant was named as the Indian captain for the T20I series against South Africa, after the designated captain KL Rahul was ruled of the series due to an injury.

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Rishabh Pant was born in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India to Rajendra Pant and Saroj Pant.

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Rishabh Pant was instructed by his mentor to overhaul his entire batting technique in the hopes of becoming a better batsman.

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Rishabh Pant's turning point came when he was playing U-19 cricket for Delhi against Assam.

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Rishabh Pant had top-scored with 35 in his first innings and then hit 150 in the second innings, which he claims was the most important knock in his career.

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On 1 February 2016, during the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, Rishabh Pant hit an 18-ball fifty against Nepal, the fastest at this level.

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On 8 November 2016, Rishabh Pant scored the fastest century in the Ranji Trophy, from just 48 balls, in Delhi's match against Jharkhand.

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Rishabh Pant took over from Gautam Gambhir, who led Delhi to the final of the previous season.

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Rishabh Pant was purchased by the Delhi Daredevils ahead of the 2016 Indian Premier League on the same day he scored a century for India U-19 team in the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, guiding them into the semi-finals.

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Rishabh Pant became the second youngest player to score a century in the IPL.

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In March 2021, Rishabh Pant was named the captain of the Delhi Capitals for the 2021 Indian Premier League after the regular captain Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the entire tournament due to an injury.

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Rishabh Pant was retained as captain for the 2022 IPL season as well.

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In January 2017, Rishabh Pant was named in India's Twenty20 International squad for their series against England.

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Rishabh Pant made his debut for India in the third T20I against England at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on 1 February 2017.

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Rishabh Pant was the then youngest player to debut for India in a T20I match at the age of 19 years 120 days.

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In July 2018, Rishabh Pant was named in India's Test squad for the series against England.

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Rishabh Pant made his Test debut against England on 18 August 2018.

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Rishabh Pant became the first batter for India to get off the mark in Test cricket with a six in the series.

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On 11 September 2018, Rishabh Pant scored his maiden Test century, against England becoming the second-youngest wicket-keeper and the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England.

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Rishabh Pant made his ODI debut for India against the West Indies on 21 October 2018.

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In December 2018, during the first Test against Australia, Rishabh Pant took eleven catches, the most by a wicket-keeper for India in a Test match.

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In January 2019, during the fourth Test against Australia, Rishabh Pant became the first wicket-keeper for India to score a century in a Test match in Australia.

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In June 2019, Rishabh Pant was called up to India's squad at the 2019 Cricket World Cup as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan, who suffered a hairline fracture of his left thumb during India's game against Australia.

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In September 2019, during the second Test against the West Indies, Rishabh Pant became the fastest wicket-keeper for India to affect fifty dismissals in Test cricket.

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30.

In January 2021, during the fourth Test against Australia, Rishabh Pant became the fastest wicket-keeper for India to reach 1,000 runs in Test cricket.

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31.

Rishabh Pant, who had scored a cumulative 1172 runs with a strike rate of 168 in the last two seasons, only managed to amass 343 runs with a strike rate of 113.

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Rishabh Pant put in a match-winning performance on day five, as India chased down a target of 328 in the fourth innings, scoring an unbeaten 89.

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In September 2021, Rishabh Pant was named in India's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

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At the annual ICC Awards in January 2022, Rishabh Pant was named in ICC Men's Test Team of the Year for 2021.

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In March 2022, during the second match against Sri Lanka, Rishabh Pant scored the fastest half-century by a batter for India in a Test match, breaking the record previously held by Kapil Dev.

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In May 2022, Rishabh Pant was named as the vice-captain of the Indian team for the South Africa tour of India 2022 series.

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However, one day before the first match of the series, Rishabh Pant was named as the captain, after India's captain KL Rahul was ruled of the series out due to an injury.

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At the age of 24 years and 248 days, Rishabh Pant became the second-youngest captain to lead India in a T20I match.

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In July 2022, in the final match of India's tour of England, Rishabh Pant recorded his maiden century in ODI cricket scoring 125 runs and remaining not out.

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