New Delhi: India’s young cricketer Rishabh Pant is celebrating his 25th birthday and wishes are pouring in from all around the world. Here are some records held by India’s star wicketkeeper batsman
Quickest Indian to 100 Test dismissals
Rishabh Pant holds the record of being the Indian wicketkeeper quickest to 100 Test dismissals. Pant achieved the mark when he took the catch of South African batter Temba Bavuma off the bowl of Mohammed Shami during a South Africa-India Test match in Centurion during India’s 2021-22 tour. Pant recorded 100 Test dismissals in just 26 Tests to reach the milestone.
Most dismissals in a Test series
Rishabh Pant holds the world record of having the most dismissals during a Test series. The Indian wicketkeeper has recorded 39 dismissals from 10 Tests during the 2021-2023 ICC World Test Championship to hold the record.
The first Indian wicketkeeper to score a century in Australia
Rishabh Pant is also the first Indian wicketkeeper to hit a century in Australia. The Indian wicketkeeper smashed 159 in Sydney during India’s 2018-19 tour of Australia to create the record.
Most catches in a Test match
Rishabh Pant also holds the joint record of taking the most catches in a Test match. Pant took 11 catches in an Australia-India Test played at Adelaide in December 2018. Pant holds the record along with Robert Russell of England and AB de Villers of South Africa.
First Indian wicketkeeper to hit a hundred in England
Rishabh Pant notched his first Test hundred during the Oval Test in the fifth and final match of the series against England. With the century, Pant became the first Indian wicketkeeper to notch a Test hundred on England soil.
Most runs in a Test series by a wicketkeeper
As a wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant has notched 720 runs in the ongoing 2021-2023 ICC World Test Championship. With 720 runs, Pant now holds the record for most runs by a wicketkeeper in a Test series.
First Indian to open his Test account with a six
Rishabh Pant made his Test debut during India’s 2018 tour of England in the third match of the series at Trent Bridge. Pant scored his first runs in Test cricket when he smashed a delivery by Adil Rashid for a six. With that six Pant became the first Indian batsman to open his Test account with a maximum.
Most runs in a Test in England by visiting wicketkeeper
In July during an England-India Test match at Edgbaston, Rishabh Pant aggregated 203 runs (146 and 57) to become the visiting wicketkeeper to score the most runs in a Test on England soil. Pant broke a 72-year-old record that was previously held by West Indies keeper Clyde Walcott.