Rishabh Pant becomes the fastest Indian wicketkeeper to record 100 Test dismissals
Before Pant, this record was in the name of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. While Pant has achieved this feat in his 26th test, Dhoni had done the same thing in his 36th test match.
The ongoing first test between India and South Africa has turned out to be a historic one for Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. He has set a new national record after he dismissed Temba Bavuma in the first inning of South Africa.
Now, Rishabh Pant has become the fastest wicketkeeper to have 100 dismissals in his name. Before him, this record was in the name of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. While Pant has achieved this feat in his 26th test, Dhoni had done the same thing in his 36th test match.
Pant has set a new national record in cricket and has proved his mettle in the field of cricket in India. So far as the world record of fastest dismissal is concerned, South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock wears this cap with 100 dismissals in only 22 Tests.
In India, 23-year-old Pant has become the sixth wicketkeeper to score a century of dismissals. Before him and Dhoni, other players are Kiran More, Nayan Mongia, Wriddhiman Saha and Syed Kirmani. Syed Kirmani was the first India to reach the three-figure mark in the history of Test cricket in India.
Pant would have achieved this feat a little earlier had he been not rested for the recent two-match Test series against New Zealand at home. In his absence, Saha got the opportunity to play for the team. India won the series against New Zealand.
Playing at SuperSport Park in Centurion, India has got out seven South African players in its first inning after being bowled out at 327.