Rishabh Rajendra Pant is a professional cricketer who plays for India. He also plays for Delhi, and the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In December 2015, he was named in India’s squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He made his full India debut, against England in a Twenty20 international in Bengaluru. Through high and low point Pant has given his tough time and with his due efforts, he made himself as the best cricketer.
|Full Name||Rishabh Rajendra Pant|
|Profession||Cricketer (Batsman, Wicket-keeper)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm|
|in meters- 1.70 m|
|in feet inches- 5’ 7”|
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 65 kg|
|in pounds- 143 lbs|
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 inches|
|- Waist: 30 inches|
|- Biceps: 14 inches|
|International Debut||Test- 18 August 2018 vs England at Nottingham|
|ODI- 21 October 2018 vs West Indies at Guwahati|
|T20- 1 February 2017 vs England at Bengaluru|
|Jersey Number||#77 (India)|
|Domestic/State Team(s)||Delhi, Delhi Daredevils|
|Coach/Mentor||Tarak Sinha |
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Favourite Shot||Pull Shot|
|Records (main ones)||• In the 2016 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, he was India's 2nd highest run-scorer with 267 runs.|
|• In the 2016 Under-19 World Cup, he scored the fastest half-century (18 balls).|
|• In the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy, 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 November 2016, Pant scored the fastest century (in 48 balls) in the Ranji Trophy, against Jharkhand.|
|• In 2018, he became the 1st Indian and 6th overall player to take 7 catches on Test debut as a wicket-keeper.|
|• In 2018, he became the 1st Indian and 12th overall player to hit a six as the first scoring shot on Test debut.|
|• 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 equalled 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.|
|Awards, Achievements||2018- Emerging Player of IPL 11, Stylish Player Award|
|Career Turning Point||His performance in the 2016 U19 World Cup|
|Date of Birth||1997-10-04 00:00:00|
|Age (as in 2018)||21 Years|
|Birthplace||Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Libra|
|Hometown||Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India|
|School||The Indian Public School, Dehradun|
|College/University||Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University, New Delhi|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Hobbies||Listening to Music, Swimming|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Rajendra Pant (Died in 2017)|
|Mother- Saroj Pant|
|Sister- Sakshi Pant (Elder)|
|Favourite Cricketer(s)||MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist |
|Favourite Cricket Ground||Lord’s in London |
|Favourite Actor(s)||Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite Actress||Shraddha Kapoor |
|Favourite Film||Baghban |
|Favourite Song||"Helplessly" by Tatiana Manaois |
|Favourite Football Club||Manchester United FC|
|Favourite Book||Panchatantra by Vishnu Sharma |
|Favourite Destination||Australia |
|Car Collection||Mercedes-Benz GLC|
|Salary (approx.)||IPL 11- ₹15 crore (as in 2018)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Rishabh Pant
- Does Rishabh Pant smoke? : No
- Does Rishabh Pant drink alcohol? : Not Known
- Rishabh always wanted to be a cricketer and grew-up idolizing Australian Wicket-keeper Batsman, Adam Gilchrist.
- At the age of 12, he moved from Roorkee to Delhi for professional coaching in cricket. Initially, he was enrolled at the Sonnet Club, where his childhood coach Tarak Sinha suggested him to move to Rajasthan for better opportunities in cricket.
- He represented the Rajasthan at U-14 and U-16 levels. He faced discrimination in the Rajasthan cricket circle for being an outsider and was thrown out of an academy.
- To save his cricketing career, he moved from Rajasthan to Delhi, 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 holds the record for the fastest 50 in the U19 World Cup history (18 balls) in 2016.
- In 2017, his father passed away due to a cardiac arrest, and just two days after cremating his father, he showed exemplary character by making 57 runs for Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match.
- He is known to be a prankster yet he is an 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.
- He has a strange record to his name. During his debut Test series against England in 2018 where he failed to open his account after facing 29 balls, which became the joint-longest duck for India in Tests alongside Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan.
- Very few people know that he is a fine gymnast.