Rishabh Pant: From Struggle To Success

Rishabh Pant

Team India’s wicket-keeper and left-handed batsman Rishabh Pant has many records in his name already at the age of 25. Here’s a look at his career, milestones, personal life and more

Rishabh Rajendra Pant

Rishabh Pant was born on October 4, 1997 to Rajendra Pant and Saroj Pant in Roorkee, Uttarakhand. His parents had a huge role in helping shape Rishabh’s career at a young age. His father began training him on their rooftop, where he would tie a pillow around Rishabh’s chest and bowl bouncers to him, as per media reports

Rishabh Pant:
Early Training

Pant was only 12 when he and his mother Saroj would take a train to Delhi on the weekend so that he could get trained with Tarak Sinha at the Sonnet Cricket Academy

Pant’s Humble Beginnings

During the visits to Delhi for training at the cricket academy, Rishabh Pant and his mother did not have any accommodation available to them so they stayed at a Gurdwara in Moti Bagh

Rishabh Pant’s Debut

Rishabh Pant made his first-class debut in October 2015 in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy. He got noticed in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy, when he scored 308 runs in an innings, which made him the third-youngest Indian to score a triple century in first-class cricket

Rishabh Pant’s Test,
ODI, T20, IPL Debut

- Test debut vs England: Aug 18, 2018
- ODI debut vs West Indies: Oct 21, 2018
- T20 debut vs England: Feb 1, 2017
- IPL debut for Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) vs Gujarat Lions: Apr 27, 2016

Rishabh Pant: The
Show Must Go On

Tragically, Rishabh Pant’s father Rajendra Pant passed away in April 2017, just a few weeks after his son’s international debut. Rishabh scored 57 for Delhi Daredevils (former name) at the IPL only two days after he cremated his father

Rishabh Pant:
Rankings, Awards

Currently, Rishabh Pant ranks 6th in the ICC Men's Test Batting Rankings. He won the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year Award - 2018 and ICC Rising Star of the squad - ICC World Cup 2019

Rishabh Pant: Records

Rishabh Pant has a list of varied achievements in his cricketing career so far:
- First Indian batsman to begin his career in Test cricket with a six
- Fastest Indian wicket-keeper to affect fifty dismissals in Test cricket
- Most catches in a Test match
- Second youngest Indian player to debut in a T20I match

Rishabh Pant’s Accident

Rishabh Pant met with a horrific accident as he reportedly dozed off while driving his Mercedes car to Rourkee. He has been hospitalised after sustaining injuries reportedly to his forehead and fracturing his leg

Rishabh Pant Car Accident: Cricketer Gets Severely Injured

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