Rishabh Pant Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Records, Biography & More

 

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Rishabh Rajendra Pant is an Indian left-hand batsman and wicket-keeper. He is often described as the new Mahendra Singh Dhoni due to his good wicket-keeping and aggressive batting style.

Wiki/Biography

Rishabh was born on 4 October 1997 (age 21; as in 2018) in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. However, he traces his roots back to Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. He was educated at The Indian Public School, Dehradun. He went to Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University, New Delhi. Rishabh has always had a desire to be a cricketer and admired Australian wicket-keeper Batsman, Adam Gilchrist. He relocated from Roorkee to Delhi, when he was just 12, to get expert coaching in cricket.

Rishabh Pant in younger days

Rishabh Pant in younger days

When he joined the Sonnet Club, he got a piece of advice from his childhood coach Tarak Sinha to shift to Rajasthan to grab greater opportunities and exposure in cricket.

Rishabh Pant with his coach Tarak Sinha

Rishabh Pant with his coach Tarak Sinha

Physical Appearance

Height: 5′ 7”

Weight: 65 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements: Chest 40″, Waist 30″, Biceps 14″

Family, Caste & Girlfriend

Rishabh belongs to a Kumauni Brahmin Family. His father was Rajendra Pant and mother is Saroj Pant. He has an elder sister, Sakshi Pant.

Rishabh Pant with his family

Rishabh Pant with his family

He is going out with Isha Negi, an entrepreneur and interior decor designer by profession.

Rishabh Pant With Isha Negi

Rishabh Pant With Isha Negi

Career

Rishabh represented Rajasthan at U-14 and U-16 level. When he was playing for the Rajasthan team, he had to face discrimination and was treated as an outsider and finally thrown out of the academy. After going through all the ill-treatment and in order to save his career in cricket, he fled from Rajasthan to Delhi. He started playing for Delhi at multiple age-level matches and made his debut for team Delhi in 2015. When he began performing for the India-A team, its coach was Rahul Dravid. Dravid helped Rishabh in refining his batting skills by spending more time in practicing with him.

Rishabh Pant With Rahul Dravid

Rishabh Pant With Rahul Dravid

In 2016, he started playing for Delhi Daredevils who hired him for ₹1.9 crore from a base price of ₹10 lakhs. His performance in the U19 World Cup (2016) has been a turning point in his life. He marked his International test debut against England at Nottingham on 18 August 2018, International ODI debut against West Indies at Guwahati on 21 October 2018, and International T20 debut against England at Bengaluru on 1 February 2017.

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Records & Achievements

  • He is the 2nd Indian to score the highest runs (267) in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh (2016).
  • He made the fastest century (of 18 balls) in the Under-19 World Cup (2016).
  • He is the 3rd youngest Indian and the 4th overall player to have scored a triple century in first-class cricket by making 308 runs against Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy (2016–17).
  • He holds a record of scoring the quickest century (in 48 balls) in the Ranji Trophy, against Jharkhand (2016).
  • He is the first Indian and the 6th overall player to take 7 catches on Test debut as a wicket-keeper (2018).
  • The first Indian batsman and the 12th overall player to score a six as the first shot on Test debut (2018).
  • The first ever Indian wicket-keeper to hit a century in England.
  • He is the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a century in the fourth innings of a Test (2018).

    Rishabh Pant The first wicketkeeper batsman to score a century in the fourth innings

    Rishabh Pant The first wicketkeeper batsman to score a century in the fourth innings

  • He met the world record for most catches taken in a Test by taking the 11th catch in the form of Mitchell Starc (10 December 2018) on the last day of the first test match between India and Australia.
  • Pant equaled the record which is met by England’s Jack Russell and South Africa’s A.B De Villiers.
  • Rishabh bagged the Emerging Player of IPL 11 award in 2018.
Rishabh Pant, the Emerging Player of the Season IPL 11

Rishabh Pant, the Emerging Player of the Season IPL 11

Car Collection

Rishabh is fond of cars and has a Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Rishabh Pant's Mercedes Benz GLC

Rishabh Pant’s Mercedes Benz GLC

Salary

His IPL fee is ₹15 crore.

Signature

Rishabh Pant's Signature

Rishabh Pant’s Signature

Favourite Things

  • Cricket Ground: Lord’s in London
  • Film: Baghban
  • Song: Helplessly
  • Football Club: Manchester United FC
  • Book: Panchatantra by Vishnu Sharma
  • Destination: Australia
  • Shot: Pull Shot
  • Hobbies: Listening to Music, Swimming

Facts

  • In 2017, his father expired because of a cardiac arrest. Two days after his father’s cremation, he played for Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match and showed commendable spirit by scoring 57 runs.
  • He is a big prankster as well as an emotional person.
  • He holds an unusual record of failing to score a run after facing 29 balls. It is the joint-longest duck for India in Test series against England in 2018.
  • He is an excellent gymnast.
  • As told by his coach, Tarak Sinha, it was Ashish Nehra who was the first to find out his talent to represent India almost a decade before he actually did it.
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