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Rishabh Pant Overtakes Idol MS Dhoni in This Unique Test Match Record

Rishabh Pant Overtakes Idol MS Dhoni in This Unique Test Match Record

Rishabh Pant performs a sweep in opposition to Sri Lanka.

India beat Sri Lanka by 248 runs within the second Test in Bengaluru.

  • Last Updated:March 15, 2022, 14:20 IST

India wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant is perhaps miles behind relating to the legacy of his idol MS Dhoni. But, he simply went forward a step than former India captain on this distinctive stat in Test match cricket. He is now the one Indian keeper to be awarded participant of the sequence in your entire historical past of Test cricket. Yes, the 24-year-old was adjudged ‘player of the series’ for his sensible all-round present in opposition to Sri Lanka. He accounted for 185 runs together with his 96 in Mohali Test and 50 in simply 29 balls in Bengaluru grabbing all of the limelight. He additionally managed to inflict 8 dismissals as a wicket-keeper.

With this participant of the sequence award, he turned the primary Indian wicket-keeper to get that individual award. Not even MS Dhoni was in a position to get a Player of the Series award in his complete profession.

Pant now joins Australia’s Adam Gilchrist on this very unique membership. Although, Gilly is a bit forward with 3 such awards (Australia in South Africa Test Series (2001/02), Trans-Tasman Trophy (2004/05) and ICC Super Series Test Match (ICC World XI in Australia) in 2005. Pant performed a vital knock the place he scored the quickest fifty for India in Tests which got here in 28 balls. Even skipper Rohit Sharma stated he’ll preserve backing Pant realizing what he brings onboard.

“His batting is his batting. We know how he bats and as a team we just want to give him that freedom to bat in the way that he wants to bat. But also keeping in mind certain situations of the game, where the game is going, we have also conveyed that to him, but we want to stick with his game plan as a team. It just seems to get better and get better – his game plans,” he stated within the post-match press convention.

“There will be times when you will smash your head and say ‘why did he play that shot’ but again we need to be ready to accept that with him when he bats. And he is somebody who can change the game in 40 minutes.”

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