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Interesting Things About Rishabh Pant Everyone Should Know

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The Selectors of the Indian Cricket team had made quite remarkable changes for both the T20 and ODI squads. One of the changes that surprised everyone is the inclusion of Rishabh Pant over Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane in the T20 Squad.

Rishabh Pant is the first class Delhi Player, who has been slowly rising as the next big thing in the Indian Cricket. He is the wicket-keeper batsman who came into limelight with his brilliant performance at U19 level. During the maiden innings in the Ranji Trophy, he set the records with his ruthless batting. With his batting skills this Young guy from Delhi has made the path for the highest level someday.

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Rishabh is too young in his age and he is busy tormenting the best bowlers in the domestic circuit. Indian Team is looking forward for the replacement for MS Dhoni position in the 2019 world cup and Rishabh is having the good case to get served for himself. Rishabh once continues with the performing at the domestic level and he will surely get the call when the day arrives.

Some interesting facts Indian cricket fans must know about Rishabh Pant:
  • The Left handed Pant was born on October 4th,1997 and made his first class debut in the year 2015
  •  Rishabh Rajendra Pant is his full name and he born in Uttarakhand. Tarak Sinha is the first coach of Pant, who has mentored Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan.
  •  Rishabh is the 4th youngest batsmen to score Triple hundred in first class cricket. He scored 308 runs off 326 balls on Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy.
  •  Rishabh Pant idolises Adam Gilchrist and may be this is the reason why he became an aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman like him.
  • During his fastest first-class century Rishabh has smashed 21 sixes in that match and it is the second most number of sixes in the first class match.
  • Rishabh Pant was bought by Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Rs 1.9 Crore and he scored 198 runs for them in 10 matches. He is having the Average of 24.75 and a strike rate of 130.26.
  • Rishabh already having 44 unbelievable sixes from five matches in the Ranji Trophy.
  • Pant is having the best Ranji season so far and he has scored 799 runs from 7 innings with the average of 133.16 and the strike rate of 113.17. He is having four hundreds of the season.
  • He holds the 7th position in the top 10 run scorers list of U-19 WorldCup 2016
  • Rishabh is the second wicket-keeper to score a triple hundred in the Ranji Trophy and the seventh in the first class cricket

Virat’s Ton Makes India top on first day:WI vs IND 1st test

WI Vs IND 1st test first day

India vs West Indies 2016, 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights

Virat hits Century and remains not out.

The day one of the first test between India and West indies belongs to Virat Kohli, the team India test captain has scored an scintillating century and remains unbeaten on 143*  in the first test match as the part of WI vs IND series 2016.

He led the team’s score board with his aggressiveness and master piece batting. He was accompanied by Shikhar Dhawan who scored an good half century. Earlier Kohli won the toss and chosen to bat first. Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan had opened the innings,Vijay and one down batsman Pujara fell down cheaply.Both Virat and Shikhar stopped the tumbling of wickets by playing defense.

WI Vs IND 1st test first day

The Aggressive Young Captain of Team India scored his 12th hundred and it is the ninth hundred outside India and as India’s Skipper, this is the fifth hundred in the longer form of cricket.

Kohli completed the century In the 68.4 over with a single run, he gets there! Kohli made his 12th hundred in the International Test Cricket. A harmless delivery on the hips by the bowler which was glanced down to the fine leg to complete his century. The stature keeps growing, and the appetite keeps rising, and the plaudits keep enhancing.

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The celebrations are nothing like we are accustomed to from Kohli. Just a kiss on the badge and a raise of the arms. Now come on lad, why won’t you run all over the place riding a horse and blowing a gasket. Why deny us, why? Nah, kidding. Welcome change. To be fair, he has been all class ever since taking over captaincy

Bishoo with his half-trackers had bagged the wickets of Pujara and Rahane. Then off spinner Ashwin played a cautious night watchman role towards the end of the day to affirm India’s ascendancy.

Gabriel had given his best performance for West Indies, bowling with a mixture of aggression and consistent pace.

Here is the following scoreboard of the opening day of the Ind vs WI test match going at Antigua, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday.

Scoreboard of West Indies vs India,day 1,1st test match


Murali Vijay c KC Brathwaite b Gabriel 7

Shikhar Dhawan lbw b Bishoo 84

Cheteshwar Pujara c KC Brathwaite b Bishoo 16

Virat Kohli not out 143*

Ajinkya Rahane c Bravo b Bishoo 22

Ravichandran Ashwin not out 22*

Extras (b 4, lb 2, nb 2) 8

Total (4 wickets; 90 overs) 302

Fall of wickets 1-14 (Vijay, 6.2 overs), 2-74 (Pujara, 27.4), 3-179 (Dhawan, 54.5), 4-236 (Rahane, 67.2)


Shannon Gabriel 13-4-43-1

Jason Holder 17-4-41-0

ACarlos Brathwaite 15-3-46-0

ARoston Chase 17-0-54-0

Devendra Bishoo 27-0-108-3

AKraigg Brathwaite 1-0-4-0

Stay tuned for the live updates for the second day of the first test match between Ind vs WI series.