Thousands of sports are played in the world, but only a few are very popular in these thousands of games. Games like cricket, hockey, and football are among the very popular sports in the world. In India also many games are played, out of which only cricket, hockey, football, volleyball, and some others are very popular, but in comparison to any other sport in India, cricket is the most popular one, fans of cricket are found in every place in India, form children to old age people everyone like to watch or want to play cricket.
Apart from the fan-following of the Indian cricket team, which is counted among the strongest team in the world due to the brilliant players played for the Indian cricket team, the Indian cricket board is also a very popular or most reputed board in comparison to other cricket boards of different countries. Cricketers like Ms Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Rohit Sharma, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, and Virat Kohli are counted among the legend in Indian cricket history, but many young talented Cricketer is also played for the Indian cricket team out of which the name of cricketer Rishabh Pant is very popular. In this article, we will discuss the biography of Cricketer Rishabh Pant.
Hardly any game is more popular than cricket in India, and because of this, every Indian Cricketer has millions of fans. Today many young talented cricketers played for India, whose fan following is in millions. Rishabh Pant is also a talented young cricketer who played for country India. He mostly played at number four or fifth, or in another word, he played in the middle order for the team. Apart from batting, he also does wicketkeeping for the team, and he is a left-handed batsman who is known for heating big sixes on the ground. His full name is Rishabh Rajendra Pant, but he is popularly known as Rishabh pant.
Moreover, he also plays in IPL (Indian Premier League) for Delhi Capital and also did captaincy for it. He also plays for the Delhi Cricket team. He won many awards for his better batting performance and served as the Indian T20 team captain. He also served as the vice-captain of the Indian Under-19 team for the under-19 2016 world cup.
India's famous cricketer Rishabh Pant was born on 4 October in the year 1997. His father's name was Rajendra Pant, and the name of his mother is Saroj Pant. He was born in the very famous city of India, Roorkee, which is in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. He has one elder sister whose name is Sakshi Pant.
Starting Cricket Career
Rishabh Pant has been very fond of playing cricket since childhood. He started taking cricket training when he was only 12 years old. He used to travel to Delhi from his hometown with his mother every weekend to practise at Sonnet Cricket Academy, and Tarak Sinha was the coach at the Sonnet Cricket Academy. In Delhi, he and his mother did not have any suitable house to live in, so they used to stay at one of Moti Bagh's Gurdwara.
Pant's coach advised Pant to play Under-13 and Under-15 cricket for Rajasthan, but this could not happen for some reason. After this, his coach advised him to improve his batting technique to become a great batsman in the future. Due to his better performance, he got a chance to play for the Delhi team under-19 against Assam, and he did not miss this opportunity and impressed everyone with his batting; he scored 35 runs in the first innings and 150 runs in the second inning.
Due to his better performance as a batsman, he gets a chance to play first-class cricket in a very short interval of time. He debuted in first-class cricket on October 22, 2015, in the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy, and after one month, he also debuted in the 2015-16 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored many runs in the Ranji and Vijay Hazare Trophy. In the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy, he scored 308 runs while playing against Maharashtra, and in first-class cricket, he became the third-youngest Indian to do so. He also scored 100 runs in 48 balls on November 8, 2016, and became the first player to hit the fastest century in Ranji Trophy. After this, in the year 2017, he was made the captain of the Delhi team for the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He impressed everyone with his captaincy and batting abilities.
In 2018, on January 14, he scored 100 runs only in 32 balls in the 2017-18 Zonal T20 League against Himachal Pradesh and became the batsman to score the second-fastest century in a Twenty20 match.
Indian Premier League
Due to his better performance in Domestic cricket, he became very popular, and due to this, in the 2016 Indian Premier League, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for the first time, and from here, his IPL journey began; he doesn't want miss this opportunity because he knows that if he performed well in the IPL, he got a chance to play for India in International matches. He scored many runs in IPL and made many fans worldwide due to his aggressive batting. In 2021 he was made the captain of Delhi Capitals and also retained by Delhi Capitals in the 2022 IPL season, and also appointed him as a team captain.
Due to his excellent performance in the IPL, he immediately got the chance to play for the Indian team. He started his international cricket career with a Twenty20 match. Rishabh's name was included in the squad for the match against England in the year 2017, and due to this, for the first time in the year 2017, Rishabh played international matches for India. On February 1, 2017, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, he made his international debut for India in the third T20I match against England. When Rishabh was only 19 years and 120 days, he made his debut for India in T20, and due to this, he is the youngest player to do so.
After making his debut for India in T20I matches, he scored many runs, and due to this, many selectors were impressed by him. After one year of debut in T20I, he got a chance to debut in test cricket as well. On August 18, 2018, he got a chance to play his first test international match against England. Moreover, against England on September 11, 2018, he scored his first test century, and scoring a hundred against England, he became the first Indian wicket-keeper and second youngest wicket-keeper to do so.
In the same year, in 2018, he also got a chance to play his first ODI (One Day International) match against West Indies. On October 21, 2018, against West Indies, he debuted for India in One Day International.
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Rishabh Pant is an emerging youngster who impresses everyone with his aggressive batting, even in Test Cricket. He made many records and also broke many records of other cricketers. He also does captaincy for India if there is any requirement. He started playing for India from a very early age; due to this, today, his fan following is in millions. He considers former India captain MS Dhoni as his idol and is also seen in many television ads. He won many international or national awards due to his batting, no doubt he is the future of the Indian Cricket team.