India’s talented cricketer Rishabh Pant is celebrating his birthday today as he turns 26. The Indian cricketer has been away from cricketing for close to a year. He met with an untimely accident in the month of December as he rammed into one of the divider linings of the Delhi-Dehradun highway.
However, he sought the necessary treatment and has almost recovered from injuries and wounds. A few months ago, he was spotted walking with a stick and now, he is walking without a stick. Recently, he stepped on the field to play a practice game where he smacked sixes and entertained the fans.
He is not far away from donning the Indian outfit again. As Rishabh Pant celebrates his birthday today, October 4, let’s take a glance at his performances in England, Australia, South Africa and Bangladesh where he registered the highest score as an Indian wicketkeeper in Test cricket.
1. Rishabh Pant’s 146 against England
Rishabh Pant scored a magnificent 146 off 111 balls against England wherein he slammed 19 fours and 4 sixes in the fifth Test in Birmingham in 2021. In the process, he registered the highest score as an Indian wicketkeeper against England in England. Unfortunately, he ended up on the losing side as England won the game by seven wickets.
2. Rishabh Pant’s 159* against Australia
Rishabh Pant recorded an unbeaten 159* against Australia in the fourth Test in Sydney in 2019. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 193 as India posted 622/7 and declared the innings. Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten knock is the highest by an Indian wicketkeeper in Australia. The match ended in a draw.
3. Rishabh Pant’s 100* against South Africa
During the third and final Test against South Africa in Cape Town, Rishabh Pant rose to the occasion and scored a century when all others failed to up the ante. Pant remained unbeaten on 100* but he didn’t get support from the other end. South Africa won the game by 7 wickets. It is also the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper in South Africa in Tests.
4. Rishabh Pant’s 93 against Bangladesh
Rishabh Pant registered 93 against Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2022, which is the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper in Bangladesh in Test cricket. India won the game by 3 wickets.