Rishabh Pant – The Emerging Player Of The Year | Career Summary


Who doesn’t know this name today. After his extraordinary performance in the last session of IPL, every cricket fan is in joy that finally Indian cricket has its own Gilchrist. Maybe his team was at the last of the points table but this amazing talent was on the top of his form. After the IPL his amazing performance in tests against England and especially Australia brought him into the limelight last year.

Domestic Career

Talking about his domestic career, he made his first-class debut on 22 October 2015 in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy and his List A debut on 23 December 2015 in the 2015–16 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
In the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy, while playing a match against Maharashtra, he 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, he was named Delhi's captain for the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He took over from Gautam Gambhir, who led Delhi to the final last season.




On 14 January, in the 2017–18 Zonal T20 League fixture between Himachal Pradesh and Delhi, Pant scored the second-fastest century in a Twenty20 match, making 100 from 32 balls.

International Career

In January 2017, he 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. He was the youngest player for India to debut in a T20I match at the age of 19 years 120 days.

In July 2018, he was named in India's Test squad for the series against England. He made his Test debut against England on 18 August 2018. He became the first batsman for India to get off the mark in Test cricket with a six. On 11 September 2018, he scored his maiden Test century, against England. He became the second-youngest wicket keeper and the first Indian wicket keeper to score a Test century in England. 

The following month, he was named in India's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against the West Indies. He made his ODI debut for India against the West Indies on 21 October 2018.[32]

In December 2018, during the first Test against Australia, he took eleven catches, the most by a wicket-keeper for India in a Test. 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 January 2019, Pant was named the ICC Emerging Player of the Year at the 2018 ICC Awards. And now he is one of the nominee for the Indian Sports Honours. Show this young talent your full support so that he can get what he deserve.



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