Rishabh Pant is exactly the type of a player one wants in a team in the shortest format of the game.
Rishabh Pant: Profile
Team India’s wicket-keeper batsmen Rishabh Pant was born in Roorkee, Uttarakhand. The southpaw was born on October 4th, 1997.
In his early age, Pant moved from city to city to make a name for himself. The southpaw moved from Roorkee to Delhi to Rajasthan and then again returned to the capital of the country. The turning point is his career was when he started to open his innings for team India in the 2016 edition of U-19 World Cup against Bangladesh. He smashed a fifty against Nepal and scored a ton against Namibia which helped the Men in Blue qualify for the semi-finals of the marquee event.
On the same day he was picked by Delhi Daredevils in the auctions for INR 1.9 crores. Pant was soon selected in Delhi’s domestic team and was made the captain of the squad by the end of the season. It was just his third game of his debut IPL season when he scored 69 off 40 deliveries in a game against Gujrat Lions. Pant led his team to an eight-wicket victory.
Days before the start of the 2017 edition of IPL, Pant lost his father. Pant made a comeback by smashing 97 off 43 deliveries against the same opposition. He finished the season with 366 runs in his arsenal.
In the next season, he made headlines by scoring the highest ever individual score by an Indian in the cash rich league. He scored an unbeaten 128 runs from 63 balls against SRH. He became the second youngest cricketer to reach to a three-figure score in the IPL.
During the first leg of the 2021 edition of IPL, Pant was named as the captain of the team when Shreyas Iyer was out injured. Even though Iyer returned in the 2nd leg of the tournament, he was not named as the captain. He became the fifth youngest skipper in the IPL.
Pant is an important asset for the team and will be instrumental for bringing the first title for the Delhi based franchise.
Rishabh Pant: Age
As mentioned in the previous paragraph, Rishabh Pant was born in 1997 which makes him 24 years old currently. He is the youngest captain out there in the ongoing IPL season.
Rishabh Pant: Stats
Overall Batting Career Summary in the IPL
In 84 matches, Pant has amassed 2498 runs at a strike rate of 147.46. His career best season in the IPL came in the 2018 edition of IPL where he scored 684 runs at a massive SR of 173.60.
Rishabh Pant: Salary
In the upcoming season of the IPL, the 24-year-old has been retained by DC for INR 16 crore. He was the No.1 pick for his side in 2022. The other players to be retained by the franchise are Axar Patel (9 crore), Prithvi Shaw (7.5 crore) and Anrich Nortje (6.5 crore). Delhi retained all the four players ahead of the mega auctions.
Initially he was bought for just INR 1.9 crore from a base price of INR 10 lakhs.
Rishabh Pant: Records
- Second youngest individual in the IPL to score a ton
- Fifth youngest skipper in the IPL
- Stands second in the list of the highest individual score by an Indian in the IPL