Rishab Pant
Rishab Pant. Image: BCCI

Young Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant won the ‘Player of the Series’ award in the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka National Cricket Team, which India won by 2-0.

The first Test match of the series took place at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh and India won the match by an innings and 222 runs.

Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant
Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant. (Photo: Twitter)

The second match, which was a pink-ball Test match, took place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru and India won by 238 runs.

Rishabh Pant batted brilliantly throughout the series and he played a sensational knock in the second innings of the second Test to become the fastest Indian to smash a half-century in Test cricket. He completed his half-century off just 28 balls to surpass Kapil Dev’s record of 30 balls.

In the first game, he scored 96 runs off 97 balls, including 9 fours and 4 sixes. In the second game, he registered scores of 39 and 50.

I’ve made mistakes in the past and want to keep improving – Rishabh Pant

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During the post-match presentation, Rishabh Pant said that a wicket-keeper needs to evolve his batting and keeping. He added that he has made a lot of mistakes in past and he wants to keep improving. Pant also revealed the reason behind playing a T20 calibre knock in a second Test match against Sri Lanka. He asserted:

I think both (batting and keeping), you need to keep evolving, I’ve made mistakes in the past and want to keep improving. It’s not in my mindset, the wicket was difficult to play, so I thought I will look for quick runs.”

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. Image: BCCI

Rishabh Pant while talking about batting at no.5 said that he is ready to bat wherever the team management wants him to bat. He elaborated:

“I’ll do whatever the team management wants me to do (on batting at number five). I think it’s more about confidence, previously, I used to think too much, now I’m only focusing on every ball (referring to his improved keeping skills).”

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