Rishabh Pant is an Indian cricketer who plays as a middle order wicket-keeper batter for India, Delhi, and captains the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. He was the vice-captain of the India U-19 team for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Rishabh Pant Biography/ Wiki
|Rishabh Pant Full Name||Rishabh Rajendra Pant|
|Rishabh Pant Nick Name||Pant|
|International Debut||Test– 18 August 2018 vs Australia at Nottingham|
ODI– 21 October 2018 vs West Indies at Guwahati
T20– 1 February 2017 vs England at Bengaluru
|Jersey Number||#77 (India)|
|Coach/ Mentor||Tarak Sinha|
|Batting Style||Left Hand Bat|
|Favourite Shot||Pull Shot|
|Career Turning Point||His performance in the 2016 U-19 World Cup|
|Rishabh Pant Height||In Centimeter- 170 cm|
In Meter- 1.70 m
In Feet- 5’7”
|Rishabh Pant Weight||In Kilogram- 65 kg |
In Pound- 143 lbs
|Body Measurement||Chest- 40 Inches|
Waist- 30 Inches
Biceps- 14 Inches
|Date Of Birth||4 October 1997 (Saturday)|
|Rishabh Pant Age (2022)||25 Years|
|Birthplace||Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Libra|
|Home town||Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India|
|School||The Indian Public School, Dehtadun|
|College/University||Shri Venkateshwara College, Delhi University, New Delhi|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Rishabh Pant Parents||Father– Rajendra Pant (Died On 2017)|
Mother– Saroj Pant
Sister– Sakshi Pant (Elder)
|Hobbies||Listing to Music, Swimming|
|Rishabh Pant Net Worth (2022)||8.5 Million USD|
|Rishabh Pant IPL 2022 Auction Price||16 Crore INR|
Family, Early Life and Education
Rishabh was born in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India to Rajendra Pant and Saroj Pant.
Rishabh has completed his schooling from The Indian Public School, Dehradun. Later, He went to Sri Venkateswara College and the University of Delhi, New Delhi.
He relocated from Roorkee to Delhi, when he was just 12, to get expert coaching in cricket. When he joined the Sonnet Club, he got a piece of advice from his childhood coach Tarak Sinha to shift to Rajasthan to grab greater opportunities and exposure in cricket.
Sinha had previously trained Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan. Sinha’s guidance helped Rishabh to develop a solid base. Later, he moved to Rajasthan to participate at the district-level tournaments.
Rishabh was treated as an outsider there and came back to Delhi to finish his schooling. Soon, Rishabh made his first-class debut. He had just turned 18 then and kicked off his debut with a half-century.
Rishabh Pant Career
Rishabh Pant made his first-class debut on 22 October 2015 in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy and his List A debut the next month in the 2015–16 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
In the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy, while playing a match against Maharashtra, Pant scored 308 runs in an innings, becoming the third-youngest Indian to score a triple century in first-class cricket.
On 8 November 2016, Pant scored the fastest century in the Ranji Trophy, from just 48 balls, in Delhi’s match against Jharkhand.
In February 2017, Pant was named Delhi’s captain for the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He took over from Gautam Gambhir, who led Delhi to the final of the previous season. Delhi coach Bhaskar Pillai said it was a “consensus decision” to prepare Pant for the future.
On 14 January 2018, in the 2017–18 Zonal T20 League match between Himachal Pradesh and Delhi, Pant scored the second-fastest century in a Twenty20 match, making 100 from 32 balls.
Indian Premier League
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.
Playing his third game of the season, Pant made 69 runs off 40 balls to help Delhi secure an eight-wicket victory over Gujarat Lions.
In the 2017 season, he scored 97 runs from 43 balls against the same team.
During the 2018 Indian Premier League, Pant scored an unbeaten 128 from 63 balls against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, making the then highest individual score by an Indian cricketer in IPL history.
He also became the second youngest player to score a century in the IPL.
In March 2021, Pant was named the captain of the Delhi Capitals for the 2021 Indian Premier League.
He was retained as captain for the 2022 IPL season as well.
In January 2017, Pant was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against England. He made his debut for India in the third T20I against England at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on 1 February 2017.
Pant was the then youngest player to debut for India in a T20I match at the age of 19 years 120 days.
In December 2018, during the first Test against Australia, Pant took eleven catches, the most by a wicket-keeper for India in a Test match. In January 2019, during the fourth Test against Australia, Pant became the first wicket-keeper for India to score a century in a Test match in Australia.
In June 2019, 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. Following the World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Pant as the rising star of the squad.
In September 2019, during the second Test against the West Indies, Pant became the fastest wicket-keeper for India to affect fifty dismissals in Test cricket.
In January 2021, during the fourth Test against Australia, Pant became the fastest wicket-keeper for India to reach 1,000 runs in Test cricket.
Rishabh Pant Records
- In the 2016 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, he was India’s 2nd highest run-scorer with 267 runs.
- He scored the fastest half-century (18 balls), in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup.
- Rishabh Pant scored 308 runs against Maharashtra and became the 3rd youngest Indian and 4th overall, to hit a triple century in first-class cricket, In the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy.
- Pant scored the fastest century (in 48 balls) in the Ranji Trophy, against Jharkhand, In November 2016.
- In 2018, he became the 1st Indian and 6th overall player to take 7 catches on Test debut as a wicket-keeper.
- He became the 1st Indian and 12th overall player to hit a six as the first scoring shot on Test debut, In 2018.
- The first-ever Indian-wicketkeeper to score a century in England.
- In 2018, he became the 1st Indian wicketkeeper to score a century in the fourth innings of a Test.
- On 10 December 2018, on the final day of the first test between India and Australia, he equaled the world record for most catches taken in a Test by taking the 11th catch in the form of Mitchell Starc. Panth matched the record currently held by England’s Jack Russell and South Africa’s A.B. de Villiers.
Some Facts About Rishabh Pant
- Rishabh always wanted to be a cricketer and grew-up idolizing Australian wicket-keeper Batsman, Adam Gilchrist.
- He represented the Rajasthan at U-14 and U-16 levels. For being an outsider, he faced discrimination in the Rajasthan cricket circle and was thrown out of an academy.
- Pant moved from Rajasthan to Delhi, to save his cricketing career, which proved to be the right move for him; as he played exceptionally well for Delhi at various age-level tournaments, and made his first-class debut for Delhi in 2015.
- When he started playing for the India-A team, its coach Rahul Dravid played a big role in grooming his batting skills as he used to spend long hours with Pant to improve his batting.
- In 2016, Delhi Daredevils bought him for ₹1.9 crores from a base price of ₹10 lakhs.
- He is known to be a prankster yet emotional person.
- According to his coach, Tarak Sinha, it was Ashish Nehra who had first discovered his ability to represent India player almost a decade before he represented India.
- In 2018, he won the ‘Emerging Player of the Season’ award for his splendid performance in IPL 11 for Delhi Daredevils as he was the 2nd highest run-scorer in the tournament with 684 runs, hit the most number of 6s (37) and 4s (68) as well.
- Very few people know that he is a fine gymnast.