Ever since Rishabh Pant received his call-up to India's test squad, the left-handed batsman has rarely stepped onto the wrong foot. After a couple of initial hiccups, Pant marked his arrival to white-ball cricket by notching his maiden century during the fifth test at Oval
The explosive batsman then carried his form into the ongoing home series against West Indies, where he has scored 92 runs in both the innings he has played so far. The 20-year-old could have possibly hade 3 centuries to his name, but has failed to overcome the nerves of the nervous nineties twice during the ongoing series against West Indies.
Rishabh Pant was dismissed for 92 during the third day of the second test against West Indies which is played at Hyderabad. And by doing so, he has joined MS Dhoni on a unique record list, by becoming the second wicket-keeper batsman to be dismissed on 92.
The swashbuckling batsman looked in the fine touch during his innings, which was laced with 11 boundaries and 2 sixes. While he all looked set to bring up his second test century, Pant poorly mistimed his shot, which fell into the hands of Shimron Hetmyer.
Although, there was a silver lining on the day for Rishabh Pant. He might've failed to reach the triple figure mark, but somehow managed to surpass MS Dhoni in terms of runs scored by an Indian wicketkeeper in the first five test matches. Rishabh Pant had amassed 346 runs, which is well clear of Dhoni's record of 297 runs.
Rishabh Pant was a picture of intense energy despite stepping into a pressure cooker of expectation on the second day. Though he started off slowly against West Indian bowlers, it was just a matter of time until he found his groove.
The southpaw celebrated his maiden call-up to India's ODI squad with a second Test half-century. While he kept entertaining the crowd with his audacious strokeplay, vice-captain Rahane slogged hard to score his 80 runs off 153 balls The duo together stitched an unbeaten partnership of 146 runs for the fifth wicket after India lost in-form skipper Virat Kohli. This was after young Prithvi Shaw set the tone in the morning session, by smashing his way to 70 off 53 balls to provide the initial momentum.