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Rishabh Pant, the pocket size dynamo from India
Rishabh Pant is a professional cricketer from India who plays for the Indian national team and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Some of his unique records include:
- Youngest Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test century: Pant scored a century (a score of 100 or more runs) in Test cricket at the age of 21, making him the youngest Indian wicketkeeper to do so. Pant scored his first Test century at the age of 21 years and 10 months, breaking the record previously held by MS Dhoni.
- Pant holds the record for the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test match. He scored 159 runs against England in August 2018.
- Fastest Indian wicketkeeper to reach 1000 runs in Test cricket: Pant reached this milestone in just his 23rd Test, making him the fastest Indian wicketkeeper to do so.
- Most runs in a Test series by an Indian wicketkeeper: Pant scored the most runs by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test series when he scored 488 runs in the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia.
- Most sixes in an IPL season: Pant hit the most sixes (hits that clear the boundary without bouncing) in an IPL season when he hit 37 sixes in the 2020 season.
- Highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper in an IPL match: Pant scored the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper in an IPL match when he scored an unbeaten 97 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018.
- Pant has the highest score by a wicketkeeper-batsman in T20I cricket for India, with his unbeaten 97 runs against Bangladesh in November 2019.
- He is the first Indian wicketkeeper to hit six sixes in an over in a first-class match, which he achieved during the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season.
- Pant holds the record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in a single IPL season, with 28 dismissals in the 2020 season.
Some of Rishabh Pant Unique Sixes
Rishabh Pant is known for his ability to hit sixes (hits that clear the boundary without bouncing) in cricket. Some unique or notable sixes hit by Pant include:
- Sixes hit out of the ground: Pant has hit several sixes that have gone out of the ground and landed in the stands or on the roof of the stadium. These hits are particularly impressive because they require a lot of power and precision.
- Sixes hit over long-on or long-off: Pant is known for his ability to hit sixes over long-on or long-off, which requires a high level of timing and placement. These shots are difficult to execute, but when done successfully, they can be very spectacular.
- Sixes hit against quality bowlers: Pant has hit several sixes against top-quality bowlers, including international cricketers and IPL stars. This requires a combination of skill, confidence, and mental strength.
- Sixes hit in high-pressure situations: Pant has hit several sixes in high-pressure situations, such as in the final overs of a match or when the team is chasing a challenging total. These hits require a cool head and the ability to execute under pressure.
Overall, Pant is known for his aggressive style of play and his ability to hit big shots, which has earned him a reputation as a destructive batsman.
Which wicketkeeper scored most sixes in IPL?
Rishabh Pant hit the most sixes (hits that clear the boundary without bouncing) in an IPL season when he hit 37 sixes in the 2020 season.
Who scored the highest runs in T20 as a wicketkeeper?
With his unbeaten 97 runs against Bangladesh in November 2019, Rishabh Pant has the highest score by a wicketkeeper-batsman in T20I cricket for India
Which wicketkeeper scored six sixes in an over?
Rishabh Pant is the first Indian wicketkeeper to hit six sixes in an over in a first-class match, which he achieved during the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season
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