Rishabh Pant is also an explosive batsman and wicket-keeper. Millions of people are crazy about his batting and cleverly keeping style behind the wicket. Rishabh Pant won the hearts of cricket fans with his swashbuckling batting in a very short span of his cricket career.
Rishabh Pant Biography
Rishabh Pant was born on 4 October 1997 in Roorkee, Uttarakhand. Rishabh did his early studies from The Indian Public School, Dehradun. As a child, Rishabh was more interested in playing cricket than studies, seeing his love for cricket, Rishabh’s father decided to make him a career in cricket.
Rishabh started playing cricket from Roorkee itself, Rishabh used to participate actively in the cricket competitions held in the school. Many people were also impressed by Rishabh’s game and also praised him. Rishabh’s elder sister lived in Delhi, he advised Rishabh to participate in a program called Talent Hub being held in Delhi, when Rishabh was only 10 years old.
Rishabh participated in this program and he was also selected on the basis of his talent. After selection, he was given training for 2 days every week at Sonnet Cricket Club. Rishabh used to come to Delhi with his mother every week for training.
Rishabh used to practice cricket and on the other hand his mother would serve the people in the langar of the Gurudwara. Sometimes Rishabh Pant would come alone, then he would do langar in the gurudwara itself and he goes to sleep. After some time Rishabh was advised by his coach to play in the Rajasthan team.
Rishabh played several tournaments under 14 and under 16 for the Rajasthan team. Then he came back to Delhi where he got a chance to play for Delhi’s Ranji team in 2015. Seeing the great performance of Rishabh Pant, he got a chance to play in the Under 19 World Cup.
Rishabh Pant Personal Information
- Real Name: Rishabh Rajendra Pant
- Nick Name: Pant
- Date Of Birth: 4 October 1997
- Age: 23 years (as 2021)
- Place of Birth: Roorkee, Uttarakhand
- Profession: Indian Cricket Player
- Famous: Batting
- Hometown: Roorkee, Uttarakhand
- Current Residence: Delhi, India
- Religion: Hindu
- Caste: Not Known
- Nationality: Indian
- School: The Indian Public School Dehradun
- College: Sri Venkateshwara College, University of Delhi
- Education: Graduate
- Zodiac: Libra
- Net worth: 25 to 30 crores
- Father Name: Rajendra Pant
- Mother Name: Saroj Pant
- Brother Name: Not Known
- Sister Name: Sakshi Pant
- Marital Status: Unmarried
- Girlfriend Name: Isha Negi
- Wife Name: none
- Children: none
- Height: In Centimeters- 170
- Meter: 1.70
- Inch: 5’7″
- Weight: 75 in kg
- Pounds: 165
- Hair colour: Black
- Eye colour: Black
- Favorite sport: Cricket, Football
- Favorite Player: Adam Gilchrist, Mahendra Singh Dhoni
- Favorite Actor: Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan
- Favorite Actress: Anushka Sharma
- Hobby: Watching Movies and Serials
Rishabh Pant Career
Rishabh Pant gave his name in the IPL auction held in 2016 in which his base price was 10 lakhs. Due to the discussions of Rishabh Pant’s performance, he was included in the team of Delhi Capitals by paying a hefty amount of 1.9 crores.
Rishabh played a key role in the Delhi Daredevils’ victory by scoring 69 off 40 balls in the first match of IPL 2016 against Gujarat Lions. Rishabh, who was impressing with his consistent performance in the IPL, in the 2018 IPL auction, Delhi again included Rishabh in his team for 15 crores. Since then he has been playing IPL continuously for Delhi and in the 2021 IPL, Rishabh Pant was made the captain of Delhi Der Devils.
Rishabh Pant Family
Rishabh Pant’s family is originally from Uttarakhand. Pant’s father Rajendra Pant passed away in 2017. Right now his family consists of mother Saroj Pant and elder sister Sakshi Pant.
Rishabh Pant Girlfriends
Rishabh Pant is not married yet but he is dating Delhi-based Isha Negi since 2017. Earlier Rishabh and Isha were good friends and gradually this friendship turned into love.
Rishabh Pant’s International Cricket Career
Seeing Rishabh Pant’s stellar performance in the IPL and domestic competitions, he made his T20I series against England in 2017, which marked Pant’s debut in international cricket. Rishabh Pant was the first youngest player in India to debut in international cricket at the age of 19 years and 120 days. After him, Washington Sundar made his international debut at the age of just 18 years and 80 days.
Rishabh made his Test debut in the series against England in 2018. Pant became the first Indian batsman to start his Test career with a six. He became the first Indian wicket-keeper batsman to score a century in Test cricket in England. In the same year, Rishabh Pant made his ODI debut in the series against West Indies.
Rishabh Pant Records
Rishabh Pant holds the record for the fastest 18-ball fifty in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup
Rishabh made 267 in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup itself to get the record for India’s second highest run scorer
He holds the record for the fastest century in 48 balls against Jharkhand in the 2016 Ranji Trophy match.
Rishabh Pant became the first wicket-keeper batsman to score a century in England
Became the first Indian player to hit a six in the debut match of Test cricket and take seven catches as a wicket-keeper
Rishabh Pant is the second wicket-keeper batsman after Adam Gilchrist to score centuries in all three countries, India, England and Australia.