In the Indian cricket team, if someone’s star is at the height, then it is Rishabh Pant. Pant has impressed not only cricket lovers but also cricket giants with his game for some time. For instance, in season 14 of the IPL, when Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer was injured, he was dropped from the IPL. Then Delhi made Rishabh Pant their captain.
Rishabh got this responsibility despite the presence of experienced players like Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandra Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan. but, Do you know that Rishabh, whose stars are on the high today, was once forced to spend his life in a tizzy. The mother had to make many sacrifices for the son. Today, Rishabh Pant has achieved this position after facing many difficulties.
There was no money to pay the rent, Mother used to do anchor service
The father wanted to enroll the son in Delhi’s top cricket academy. Rishabh got the support of Shikhar Dhawan’s coach Tarak Sinha as coach. But there was a time when it became difficult for Rishabh and his family to live in Delhi. He was spending his life in trouble. They did not have homes to live. They were unable to pay the rent of the house.
In such a situation, Rishabh’s mother Saroj asked him to concentrate on cricket and herself started working as an anchor service in the gurudwara located in Moti Bagh. Sometimes Rishabh would also fill his stomach by eating an anchor in the gurudwara. Used to sleep there too. In the face of these difficulties, Rishabh did not lose courage. They kept working hard.
Rishabh found himself after seeing Gilchrist
Rishabh’s coach was very impressed with his wicket keeping. But the coach wanted him to be a good batsman with a good wicket-keeper. In such a situation, Tarak showed him a lot of videos of Australian wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist. That video proved to be effective in making Rishabh refine his batting. He learned the nuances of batting, taking Gilchrist as his ideal.
Rishabh had become famous for his stormy batting while playing from the club ahead. Due to which, in the year 2015, the Delhi team was selected for the Ranji Trophy. Rishabh was 18 years old at that time. On 22 October 2015, Rishabh played his first Ranji match against Bengal. andHee 23 December 2015 He played his first List-A match and won everyone’s heart with his performance.
IPL ticket found after Under-19 World Cup
Rishabh was selected in the Indian team for the 2016 Under-19 World Cup. In that tournament, Rishabh played an important role in leading India to the final. During that time, Rishabh also had the record of the fastest half-century in just 18 balls. He scored 267 runs in 6 matches in the World Cup. The players who scored the second highest runs for India in the tournament.
Rishabh was eyeing the IPL franchises after performing brilliantly in the World Cup in the year 2016. The same year, Delhi Daredevils bought him for Rs 1.9 crore, giving him more than the base price of Rs 10 lakh. Incidentally, the day Delhi Daredevils included Rishabh in the team, he scored a century in the World Cup on the same day.
How was the journey so far in IPL history?
Rishabh played 10 matches in the IPL 2016 season, scoring 198 runs at a strike rate of 130. Performing brilliantly in IPL 2017, scored 366 runs in 14 matches. That season, he became the second highest run-scorer in Delhi. In IPL 2018, Rishabh made everyone believe his ability. They 684 runs at an impressive average of 173.60 after playing 14 matches. Were created
That season Rishabh He was second in the list of batsmen who scored the most runs. At the same time, in IPL 2019, Rishabh scored 488 runs while playing 16 matches. In this way, after playing 14 matches in IPL 2020, he scored 343 runs in his name. If you see Rishabh’s journey so far in IPL history, he So far, 69 matches have been played in the IPL. During this time, he has scored 2094 runs at a strike rate of 151.74.
Rishabh Pant’s name surpasses one record
His strong performance in the IPL and domestic matches caught the attention of the selectors of the Indian cricket team. In February 2017, he was included in the Indian team. The dream of Rishabh and his parents was fulfilled that day. Rishabh played his first International T-Twenty match against England. Rishabh Pant became the youngest player to play T20 matches for India.
He did this feat at the age of 18 years and 80 days. He played a tremendous innings of 308 runs against Maharashtra in the year 2016-17. He became the third youngest player of India to do so. After which he got a chance to play in the Test team from the Indian side. In the year 2018, Rishabh played his first Test match against England. Played his ODI debut against West Indies this year.
Apart from this, on 8 November 2016, Rishabh scored the feat of scoring a century in just 48 balls in the Ranji Trophy. At the same time, Rishabh also had the record of the youngest batsman to score 1000 runs in IPL. At the moment, Rishabh, facing the difficulties, has become the star player of India today. It was not easy. He needs both passion and courage, which is in Rishabh.
Will Pant make Delhi the winner of IPL 2021?
At the same time, under his leadership in the IPL 2020, the Delhi Capitals title will be oblivious to his name. His team and fans will also have expectations of better performance from him.