Rishabh Pant goes past MS Dhoni's Test record: Details here
Young Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has barely played 11 Tests but he has already reached a landmark of 50 dismissals. In the process, he has bettered the previous record of the same held by former Indian wicket-keeper MS Dhoni. He achieved the feat during the ongoing second Test against the Windies in Jamaica, where India are closing in on a win. Here's more.
Pant has, in fact, become the fastest Indian to register 50 Test dismissals. He has attained the feat in 11 Tests, which is four Tests better than Dhoni. Among all-time wicket-keepers to have 50 dismissals in fewest Tests, he is fifth in the list, along with Adam Gilchrist (11), asides Tim Paine, Jonny Bairstow and Mark Boucher, who have done so in 10 Tests.
As Pant continues to break barriers behind the stumps, it all started last year. He had equaled the record of most catches in a Test, claiming 11 catches during the Adelaide Test, and shares the record with England's Jack Russell and South Africa's AB de Villiers. He also holds the record for most catches by an Indian wicket-keeper (20) in a Test series.
Being asked to bat first, India posted 416, courtesy Hanuma Vihari's classy 111. Windies, on the other hand, were bundled for mere 117, courtesy Jasprit Bumrah's 6/27. India did not wish to enforce follow on as the second innings saw them posting 168/4, with Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari staying unbeaten on 64 and 53, respectively. Windies have a stiff task ahead.