Who is Rishabh Pant?
You may have heard the phrase ‘big things come in small packages’. The saying becomes true looking at what Rishabh Pant, the Indian sensation possesses. Rishabh Pant, a sensational wicket keeper-batsman, whose breaking into the International arena was awaited by his many fans of Indian Cricket.
The fans who have seen him bat during local, India-U19 and IPL were aware of what to expect. They were looking up to him to do the same after donning the National colors.
The time of the young batsman came, and thankfully he did not disappoint. He went on to play in a record-breaking binge to declare the world of Cricket his arrival in style. Up to some degree, he had settled Indian fans’ nerves which were concerned about getting the accurate substitute for MS Dhoni behind the wickets.
Rishabh Pant was born on 4 October 1997 and is a professional Cricketer from India who also plays for Delhi and Delhi Capitals (DC) in the prestigious Indian Premier League. He was named in India’s squad in December 2015 for the 2016 U-19 Cricket World Cup.
During the Tournament, he went on score an 18-ball 50 on 1 February 2016 – it was recorded to be fastest at this level. In January 2017, he made debut for India in the Twenty20 International (T20I).
On the other hand, he made his Test Cricket debut for India in August 2018, while making his 1st ODI appearance in October 2018. Rishabh Pant was adjudged as the ICC Emerging Player of the Year at the 2018 ICC Awards in January 2019.
Here we’ll discuss everything you need to know about Rishabh Pant.
Rishabh Pant Basic Info –
Rishabh Pant’s full name is Rishabh Rajendra Pant. He was born in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. He was born on 4th October 1997. As of 2020, Rishabh Pant’s Age is 23 years old. His Zodiac sign is Libra. He is a Hindu by Religion & Rishabh pant caste is Kumauni Brahmin. He did his schooling from The Indian Public School, Dehradun. In terms of higher education, he went to Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University, New Delhi where he did his B.Com.
In terms of his physical appearance, he is 5 foot 7 inches tall & approximately weighs around 63kgs. He has Black Coloured eyes & black hair.
|Full name||Rishabh Rajendra Pant|
|Date of Birth||October 4, 1997|
|Age||23 Years ( in 2020)|
|School||The Indian Public School, Dehradun|
|College||Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University, New Delhi|
Family & Social Life –
Rishabh Pant has a very small & nuclear family consisting of father, mother & sister. His Father’s name is Rajendra Pant & his mother’s name is Saroj Pant. Rishabh pant also has a sister, her name is Sakshi Pant. But sadly his father passes away in 2017 at 53, in his house in Roorkee during his sleep.
Rishabh Pant Girlfriend –
Rishabh Pant is still unmarried, thus he has no wife. But he has a girlfriend, her name is Isha Negi. They both have shared their pics together on their social media to confirm their relationship.
|Marital Status||Not Married yet|
You can keep yourself up to date with his social life by following him on his social media handles –
Rishabh Pant Instagram account – https://www.instagram.com/rishabpant/
Rishabh Pant Twitter handle – https://twitter.com/RishabhPant17
Rishabh Pant Net Worth & Income –
Rishabh Pant’s current net worth is around $3.5 million.
He plays for India as well as Delhi Capitals in the IPL. In the Indian Cricket team, he is an A-Class Player which means he has an annual contract of 5 Crores per year from BCCI. Along with that, he is paid 8 Crores per Season in the IPL by Delhi Capitals. He is also associated with brands like Adidas, S.G & JSW Steel.
|Rishabh Pant Net Worth||$3.5 million|
|BCCI salary||₹5 cr / year|
|Delhi Capitals (IPL) Salary||₹8 cr / year|
Rishabh Pants Favourite Things –
Here is a list of things that Rishabh Pant really loves.
|Favorite Cricketer||MS Dhoni & Adam Gilchrist|
|Favorite Cricket Ground||Lord’s, London|
|Favorite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favorite Actress||Shraddha Kapoor|
|Favorite Song||“helplessly” by Tatiana|
Rishabh Pant’s Car
Rishabh Pant owns a Mercedes Benz GLC SUV.
Rishabh Pant’s Cricket Career
Here we take a look at his Cricket career –
|Playing role||Wicket Keeper|
|Batting style||Left Handed|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Favorite shot||Pull Shot|
|Test Debut||vs England, 28 August 2018, at Trent Bridge|
|ODI Debut||vs West Indies, 21 October 2018, at Barsapara Cricket Stadium|
|T20I Debut||vs England, 01 February 2017, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|Jersey Number||77 (India), 777 (Delhi Capitals)|
|Major Teams||India, Asia XI, India A, Indian Board Presidents XI, India Red, North Zone, Delhi Capitals, India Under-19, Delhi, Indians|
Rishabh Pant was awarded as Most Stylish Player Of The Tournament & Emerging Player Of The Tournament in IPL 2018
Rishabh Pant – Career Overview
Here are some key highlights from Pant’s Career-
|2015||18||Ranji Trophy Debut|
|2016||19||IPL Debut – Delhi Daredevils|
The turning point of Rishabh Pant’s career
The U-19 Cricket World Cup has shot many Cricketers to fame, and Rishabh Pant was one of them, just like Virat Kohli. His big blasting way of stroke-making was good enough for selectors to provide him with an IPL contract and soon a First Class Debut.
Rishabh Pant Record –
Here are some records that Rishabh Pant holds.
- Have the record for hitting the fastest 50 in U-19 Cricket World Cup in only 18 balls Vs Nepal.
- 3rd youngest Cricketer from India and overall 4th to hit a Triple century in First-Class Cricket.
- First wicketkeeper from India to score a ton in England.
- Holds the record for hitting the fastest Ranji Trophy century that took only 48 balls against Jharkhand.
- First wicketkeeper of India to hit a ton in the 4th innings of a Test match.
- Joint record holder for taking 11 catches in 1 Test match. Jack Russell of England and AB de Villiers of South Africa are the other two.
Lesser known facts about Pant –
- The attacking style of play for Pant has evolved from surprising coaching. Rahul Dravid helped him polish his batting skills.
- He started playing Cricket for Rajasthan (U-14 and U-16) level. He was made to leave as he was an outsider. Following this, he moved to Delhi and begun his Cricketing career afresh.