Rishabh Pant: 10 facts about fastest centurian !

Nov 09 2016 12:08 PM
Rishabh Pant: 10 facts about fastest centurian !

Rishabh Pant has created history by slamming fastest century in first-class cricket. He has broken the 28-year-old record of former Tamilnadu opener VB Chandrasekhar who reached the 3 digit figure in 56 balls while this youngster has done it in 48 balls. He dismissed for 135 playing 67 balls hitting 8 boundaries and 13 sixes.

Here are 10 facts about the young record holder which you don't know.

1.Pant becomes the 3rd youngest Indian to score the triple century in first class cricket after Wasim Jaffer and Abhinav Mukund. He scored the triple century last month.

2. With the triple century, he has become second wicket-keeper batsman to hit the triple century in a Ranji match.

3. His knock of 308 is the second top individual score for Delhi in Ranji tournament.

4. He scored fastest fifty in 18 balls playing in U-19 against Nepal last year.

5. Pant was born in Uttarakhand but moved to Delhi with his parents at the age of 12 to train under Tarak Sinha, who is known to have mentored Indian opener, Shikhar Dhawan.

6. He is inspired by famous wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist. It is natural to see him hitting big sixes like Gilchrist.

7. Pant has had a staggering Ranji season so far having scored 799 runs from seven innings at an average of 133.16 and a strike-rate of 113.17. This is his fourth hundred of the season.

8. Pant has already hit an unbelievable 44 sixes from five matches in the Ranji Trophy this season.

9. He smashed 21 sixes in the match in which he scored the fastest first-class century which is the second-most number of sixes in a first-class match.

10. He was bought by Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.9 crore and scored 198 runs for them in 10 matches at an average of 24.75 and a strike rate of 130.26. He had also won a Man of the Match award for the Delhi team.

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