Rishabh Pant

Rishabh was born in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India on October 4, 1997 (age 24 as of 2022). He attended The Indian Public School in Dehradun. He studied at Sri Venkateswara College of Delhi University, New Delhi. Rishabh has always wanted to be a cricketer and idolised Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist. When he was 12, he moved from Roorkee to Delhi to receive professional cricket coaching.

When he joined the Sonnet Club, his childhood coach Tarak Sinha advised him to relocate to Rajasthan in order to gain more opportunities and exposure in cricket.

Physical stats

Height (approx.): 5′ 7”
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black

Cricket
International debut
Test
– 18th august 2018 vs England at Nottingham
ODI – 21st October 2018 vs West Indies at Guwahati
T20 – 1st February 2017 vs England at Bengaluru
Jersey number – #77 (India), #77 (Domestic)
Domestic/state team: Delhi, Delhi daredevils
Coach/mentor: Tarak Sinha
Batting style: Left-hand bat
Favourite shot: Pull shot

Records(main ones)

  • In the year 2016 under-19 world cup in Bangladesh, he was India’s second-highest run-scorer with 267 runs
  • In the year 2016 under-19 world cup, he scored the fastest half-century (18 balls)
  • In the 2016-17 Ranji trophy, pant scored 308 runs against Maharashtra And became the 3rd youngest Indian and 4th overall, to hit a triple century in first-class cricket
  • In Nov 2016 pant scored the fastest century( in 48 balls) in the Ranji Trophy, against Jharkhand.
  • In the year 2018, he became the 1st Indian and 6th overall player to take 7 Catches on his test debut as a wicket-keeper
  • In the year 2018, he became the first Indian and 12th overall player to hit a six as the first scoring shot on his test debut
  • The first-ever Indian wicketkeeper to score a century in the fourth innings of a test
  • On 10th December 2018, on the final day of the first test between India and Australia, he equalled the world record for most catches taken in a test By taking the 11th catch in the form of Mitchell Starc, Panth matched The record is currently held by England’s Jack Russel and South Africa’s AB de Villiers.

Awards, Achievements: 2018-emerging player of IPL 11, stylish player award
Career turning point: His performance in the 2016 U19 world cup

Family, Caste & Girlfriend

Rishabh is from a Kumauni Brahmin family. His father’s name was Rajendra Pant, and his mother’s name was Saroj Pant. Sakshi Pant is his elder sister. He is dating Isha Negi, an entrepreneur and interior decor designer by profession.

Career

Rishabh has represented Rajasthan at both the U-14 and U-16 levels. When he was playing for the Rajasthan team, he was subjected to discrimination, was treated as an outsider, and was eventually kicked out of the academy. After enduring all of the ill-treatment, he fled from Rajasthan to Delhi in order to save his cricket career. He began playing for Delhi at various age-level matches and made his team Delhi debut in 2015. Rahul Dravid was the coach of the India-A team when he first started playing for them. Dravid assisted Rishabh in shaping his batting skills by spending more time with him in practice.

He began playing for the Delhi Daredevils in 2016, after being signed for 1.9 crores from a base price of 10 lakhs. His performance in the U19 World Cup (2016) was a turning point in his career. On 18 August 2018, he made his international test debut against England in Nottingham, his International ODI debut against West Indies in Guwahati on 21 October 2018, and his International T20 debut against England in Bengaluru on 1st February 2017.

Favourites

Cricketers: MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist
Cricket Ground: Lord’s in London
Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan
Actress: Shraddha Kapoor
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

  • His father died in 2017 as a result of a cardiac arrest. Two days after his father’s cremation, he played for the Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match and scored 57 runs.
  • He is both a prankster and an emotional person.
  • He has the unusual record of failing to score a run after facing 29 balls. It is India’s joint-longest duck in the 2018 Test series against England.
  • He is a fantastic gymnast.
  • According to his coach, Tarak Sinha, Ashish Nehra was the first to recognise his talent to represent India almost a decade before he did.
  • Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami appointed him as Uttarakhand’s state brand ambassador on December 20, 2021.