Rishabh Pant joins Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill in an elite list of IPL records

Updated - 13 Apr 2024, 02:20 PM

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Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant has joined the likes of Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill to join an elite list of IPL records.  Rishabh Pant has become the third youngest player after Kohli and Gill to smack 3000 runs in the Indian Premier League. 

Rishabh Pant joined the list after his magnificent 24-ball-41 thriller in the LSG vs DC clash of IPL 2024. The Delhi Capitals skipper stormed 2 sixes and 4 boundaries to help his team win the match chasing 168. 

Notably, a total of 25 players have slammed more than 3000 runs in IPL. Earlier, Gujarat Titans skipper Shubman Gill reached the 3000-run mark with his half-century against Rajasthan Royals. He also became the youngest player to reach the 3000-run milestone in IPL surpassing Virat Kohli. 

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Rishabh Pant third-youngest player to reach 3000 IPL runs

Rishabh Pant is now the third-youngest player to reach the milestone of 3000 runs in IPL. He has achieved the milestone of 26 years and 191 days. He was just 5 days short of Virat Kohli, who achieved the record at 26 years and 186 days. Shubman Gill holds the top spot on the list, reaching the feat at 25 years and 215 days. 

Below is a list of the top-youngest players to reach 3000 runs in IPL history 

  1. 24y, 215d - Shubman Gill
  2. 26y, 186d - Virat Kohli
  3. 26y, 191d - Rishabh Pant
  4. 26y, 320d - Sanju Samson
  5. 27y, 161d - Suresh Raina

We wanted a win badly- Rishabh Pant 

Delhi Capitals grabbed their second victory in IPL 2024 after defeating Lucknow Super Giants in their last match. Speaking after the match, Rishabh Pant said they wanted a win badly. 

“Little relief, we wanted a win badly. I was talking to the boys saying we need to think like champions, we need to keep fighting hard. We have phases where we are not up to the mark, some individuals have to take responsibility for that. However, we stick together as a group. Some things you can control, some things we can't”, the wicketkeeper-batsman said. 

Pant also added that DC has found a new No.3 batter in the form of Jake Fraser-McGurk. The Aussie batter stormed a half-century in his debut IPL game vs LSG. 

“I think we are getting closer to the right XI, but we've had so many injuries in this group. However, you can't keep complaining about that. Hopefully, we've found our new number 3 (Fraser-McGurk), haven't thought too much about it. Hope he can continue”, the Delhi Capitals skipper further said. 

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Rishabh Pant returned to the field in IPL 2024 after almost 14 months. Due to a car accident in December 2022, Pant was out of the field and missed many crucial international tournaments. 

Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant needs to buckle up his team Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024 after a miserable start. The 2019 runners-up have lost 4 games out of 6 in IPL 2024 so far. They take the 9th spot in the points table with 4 points. They will next clash with Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad.