ENG vs IND: Rishabh Pant Breaks Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Record: Rishabh Pant plays better in Test cricket; the same happened in the fifth test match against England. Rishabh Pant scored a century on the first day. He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score the fastest Test century. In this case, Pant left behind former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Rishabh Pant completed his century in just 89 balls while displaying stormy batting. Before him, Mahendra Singh Dhoni had the record of Indian wicket-keeper with the fastest Test century. Dhoni completed his century in 93 balls in a test match against Pakistan in 2006.
ENG vs IND: Pant Breaks Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Record
Apart from this, Pant also registered his name in the list of wicket-keeper batsmen who scored two centuries in a calendar year. Before him, Buddhi Kunderan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Wriddhiman Saha had done this. This was the fifth century of Pant’s Test career. Apart from this, this was his second Test century on England soil.
Pant was dismissed after scoring 146 runs in his innings. For this, he faced 111 balls. He hit 20 fours and four sixes in his innings. Playing his stormy innings, he was dismissed by Joe Root.
Pant and Ravindra Jadeja took Team India out of a difficult situation to reach the best score. The Indian team had lost only five wickets for 98 runs. At this time, Pant and Jadeja took the lead and thrashed the English bowlers fiercely. Together, the duo shared a 200-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Pant scored a century, and Jadeja scored a half-century. Both took Team India towards a strong position.