Rishabh Patan is slowly emerging as the next big thing in Indian cricket. The wicket-keeper batsman
rose to fame with stellar performances at the U19 level. In his first full season in Ranji Trophy, he set records with relentless batting. With runs coming with the bat at will, the Delhi youngster is bound to excel at the highest level someday.
At such a young age, he has been troubling the best bowlers in the domestic circuit. With the Indian team looking for a replacement for MS Dhoni after the 2019 World Cup, Patan has a good case to make. The youngster needs to continue performing at the domestic level and when the day comes for him, the call will surely come.
Highlight Point of Rishabh Pant Fact
|Full Name||Rishabh Rajendra Pant|
|Birth||October 4, 1997|
|birth place||Haridwar, Uttarakhand India|
|कद (Height)||5 feet 7 inches|
12+ Interesting Facts About Rishabh Pant
- Rishabh Patan was born on 4 October 1997 in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. As a young child, he
swapped cities to find a good cricket coach. He started from Roorkee and then
moved to Delhi. He had a brief stint in Rajasthan before finally settling in Delhi.
- At the age of 12, Patan was mentored by coach Tarak Sinha, the same coach who coached Shikhar Dhawan
. Sinha advised Pant to move from Delhi to Rajasthan in search of better opportunities. He did exactly that
and captained Rajasthan at U14 and U16 levels.
- Incidentally, Rishabh Patan had to be ostracized from the Rajasthan cricket circle for being an ‘outsider’. This happened when Pant had already played age-group cricket for Rajasthan. This did not deter Ayyuk and he continued to play with enthusiasm.
- Rishabh Pant went back to Delhi after being out of Rajasthan. A few months before his 18th birthday,
he made his first-class debut for Delhi. He completed his last two years of schooling in Delhi. He scored 57 runs in his second innings on his first-class debut in 2015 against Bengal.
- Pant was named in the India U19 squad for the 2016 ICC U19 World Cup held in Bangladesh.
He proved to be the best performer for India as India finished as the runners-up of the U19 tournament. He scored 3 consecutive half-centuries in the tournament.
- The fastest half-century in the U19 World Cup. In the same tournament, he also scored the fastest half-century at U19 international level. He scored a half-century against Nepal in just 18 balls. He scored 78 runs in 24 balls. In the next match against Namibia U19, he scored 111 runs from 96 balls to take India U19 to the final.
- Pant played a brilliant inning of 308 runs in just 326 balls in a Ranji match against Maharashtra in the 2016-17 season. He became the third youngest batsman after Wasim Jaffer and Abhinav Mukund to hit a Ranji triple. He also became the second wicket-keeper to do so.
- His innings of 308
is the second-highest for Delhi in first-class cricket after Raman Lamba’s 312 in 1994.
- In the 2016–17 season, he scored the fastest Ranji Trophy century.
His century came in just 48 balls against Jharkhand.
- When he scored the fastest century in Ranji history in Machai, Pant hit 21 sixes. This is the second-highest number of sixes hit by a batsman in first-class cricket in India.