Australia vs India 2018-19: Rishabh Pant Breaks MS Dhoni’s 13-Year-Old Record
Indian National Cricket team wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant broke a 13-year-old record held by MS Dhoni with his brilliant knock of 159 runs on day two of the final Test against Australia at Sydney.
Meanwhile, since making his debut midway in the series against England, Pant has lived upto his expectations. In his first series, he smashed a brilliant century against England in challenging conditions. In his debut, he created history becoming just the fourth Indian wicket-keeper to take five catches on debut, achieving the feat in the Trent Bridge Test. Moreover, he had become the first Indian to mark his arrival in Test with a six. Two Tests later in Oval, Rishabh Pant struck a thrilling century to become the first India wicket-keeper to score a century in England.
Although Pant had a timid series with the bat, he has impressed with the gloves on. He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to grab six catches in an innings in the first Test at Adelaide. At the end of the game, he had 11 catches to his name overtaking Wriddhiman Saha’s record of 10 catches in a game.
And now, he has broken a 13-year-old record held by former skipper MS Dhoni. The southpaw scored a stunning century in the ongoing fourth Test at Sydney to help India post a massive first innings total. In doing so, he also became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score two overseas hundreds.
Dhoni had held a record for the highest score by an Indian wicket-keeper for well over a decade scoring 148 runs against Pakistan in Faisalabad. However, young Rishabh Pant overtook it as he remained unbeaten on 159 runs before Virat Kohli decided to declare the innings.