Pant breaks Dhoni's record, becomes fastest Indian wicket-keeper to 1000 Test runs

Jan 19 2021 03:26 PM
Pant breaks Dhoni's record, becomes fastest Indian wicket-keeper to 1000 Test runs

India has defeated Australia by three wickets to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The Gabba fortress has been breached and an inexperienced Indian team has chased down 327 to script history and Risabh Pant emerged as the hero of this victory. It's Rishabh Pant, who made an unbeaten 89 off 138 deliveries and delivered the win for India. The wicket Keeper batsman on Tuesday not only won India the final Test of the series at The Gabba, but completed 1,000 runs in the longest format of the game. He became the fastest Indian wicket-keeper to reach the milestone.

Pant surpassed former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to become the quickest Indian wicketkeeper to make 1,000 Test runs. Dhoni had taken 32 innings to complete 1,000 runs in the longest format while Pant achieved the feat in only 27 innings. Last week, Pant became the youngest wicket-keeper to score fifty-plus runs in the fourth innings of a Test match in Australia during the Sydney game.

India's memorable victory has also ensured they toppled Australia in the ICC Test Team Rankings to claim the second spot.

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