Born on October 4, 1997, in the holy city of Hardwar, Rishabh Pant rose to fame with brilliant performances at the U19 level. Delhi’s wicket-keeper batsman created history in his maiden Ranji Trophy season when he slammed the fastest century by an Indian in first-class cricket during a match against Jharkhand in November 2016.
Everything is perfect about this guy – his batting stance, strokeplay and his humility. Most of the cricket pundits do believe that he has all the ingredients to become India’s next batting sensation.
Here are some of the facts that every cricket fan must know about Rishabh Pant:
1.) Early days
As a young kid, Rishabh swapped cities in a bid to find a good cricket coach. He started off with Roorkee and then moved to Delhi. He had a brief stint in Rajasthan before finally settling in Delhi.
2.) Coach’s advice
In Delhi, Pant was enrolled at the Sonnet Club. It is here that he met Tarak Sinha under whose auspices he matured into one of the brightest prospects in Delhi cricket.
Later, Sinha advised Pant to move to Rajasthan from Delhi in search of better opportunities. He did exactly that and represented Rajasthan at U-14 and U-16 level.
3.) Thrown out of the academy
Incidentally, Rishabh Pant faced an ouster from the Rajasthan cricket circle for being an ‘outsider’. This happened after Pant had already played age group cricket in Rajasthan.
4.) Back to Delhi
Pant moved back to Delhi after his Rajasthan ouster. Barely after few days before his 18th birthday, he made his first-class debut for Delhi. He also completed his last two years of schooling in Delhi.