Rishabh Pant overtakes MS Dhoni to register new milestone in Test cricket

Young Indian wicket keeper-batsman Rishan Pant has already started creating his place in the record books, and recently, he has gone past former Indian skipper and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to become the fastest Indian keeper to take 50 dismissals in Test cricket.

Rishabh Pant achieved this feat in his 11th Test match while playing against the West Indies at the Sabina Park during India's recent tour.

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On Sunday, Rishabh Pant took his 50th victim in Test cricket as he took a much easier catch to dismiss West Indies player Kraigg Brathwaite off the bowling of Indian speedster Ishant Sharma.

West Indies team is currently chasing an impossible target of 468 runs for victory in the second test and if they lose this test, they will be facing yet another white wash. There are only two test matches in this tour, and the first one was once comprehensively won by India and the Indians are really looking for a white wash by winning the second test match too.

Meanwhile, former Indian skipper and wicket keeper-batsman took 15 test matches to go past the 50 wicket-keeping dismissals.

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The 21 year old Rishabh Pant had earlier equaled the world record for the most catches by a wicket keeper in Test matches in December last year. During that time, he took 11 dismissals in the first Test match against the Australians at Adelaide and he also took a total of 20 dismissals in that series. Rishab Pant's 20 dismissals in the series are also the most by an Indian wicket keeper in any Test series.

Rishab Pant is considered to be one of the most talented wicket keeper-batsman for India at the current moment, and he is also seen as the right successor for Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Even though he has faced criticism for his carefree batting attitude, cricket pundits believe that he can improve in the coming seasons.

by Ricky Tandon | Tue, Sep 03 - 12:01 PM

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