Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant
ind India
Batsman, Wicket Keeper
Nick name
Rishabh Pant
Batting style
Left Hand Bat
Fielding position
Current Team
Indian Premier League 2016
October 4, 1997

It has been a season of firsts for the youngster from Delhi, who will be seen in the DD jersey in the ninth edition of the IPL. The wicketkeeper batsman made his first-class debut in 2015 for Delhi and will be seen for the first time in the IPL in 2016. The youngster led India Greens in the Under-19 Challenger Trophy and was part of the junior national side in the tri-series and was part of the Indian team that made it to the Final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh. Apart from a record-breaking 24-ball 78 in a league match, he also slammed a century in the tournament. He was bought by DD at INR 1.9 crore, which was 19 times his base price of Rs 10 lakhs ahead of IPL 2016.

Rishabh Pant moved around from city to city in his early teens to make a name for himself. He moved from Roorkee-Delhi-Rajasthan-Delhi, switched schools, moved bases in the hunt for a coach and was even thrown out of an academy once. A few years down the road, he opened the batting for India in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, smashed a record-breaking fifty against Nepal and followed it up with a ton against Namibia to help India qualify for the semi-finals. Incidentally, his century came on the same day when he was bought by Delhi Daredevils for INR 1.9 crores from a base price of Rs 10 lakhs. The 18-year-old also made his first-class debut for Delhi in October 2015, where he made a fifty in the second innings.

Indian Premier League 2016


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