Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni’s wicket keeping record

Written By Siddhu Manchikanti | Updated: September 02, 2019 19:49 IST
Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni’s wicket keeping record

The 21-year old Delhi lad, Rishabh Pant might not match former Indian captain MS Dhoni with his batting performance, he already broke two records of MSD as of now with his wicket-keeping skills.

Rishabh Pant has become the fastest Indian wicketkeeper to effect 50 dismissals in Test cricket, achieving the feat in his 11th Test. The 21-year-old overtook former India captain MS Dhoni, who held the previous record (15 matches).
Playing his 11th test against the West Indies at the Sabina Park, pant on Sunday claimed his 50th victim when he took an easy catch off the bowling of Ishant Sharma with the hosts chasing an improbable 468 for victory in the second Test of the two-match series to dismiss Karaigg Brathwaite.
Overall, Pant is the joint-second fastest wicketkeeper to reach 50 dismissals along with former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist. Dhoni took 15 Tests to claim 50 wicket-keeping dismissals.
In December last year, Pant (21) had equaled the world record for most catches in a Test by a wicketkeeper, scalping 11 in the first Test against Australia at Adelaide to draw level with English stumper Jack Russell and AB de Villiers of South Africa. Pant's 20 catches in that rubber are also the highest by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test series.