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Rishabh Pant Biography: An Emerging Star Player in the Indian Cricket

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Cricket has found another star. A star that is shining in all its glory and is set to capture the imagination of not just India, but perhaps, the entire world. Rishabh Pant, the Delhi lad, who has had some amazing innings in a short time is all set for a dynamic career in Indian & International Cricket. Dedicated, humble, and superbly talented, we are excited to see him breaking records and bringing home some sweet victories. With the future so bright, we decided to glimpse into Rishabh Pant’s life story and understand the qualities that make him a champ. In this blog, we will explore the life of Rishabh Pant, his Cricket Career, Stats, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Family, etc.

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Rishabh Pant Biography

Name

Rishabh Pant

Born

04 October 1997 (Haridwar, Uttarakhand)

Age

26 years

Batting

Left-handed

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

IPL Team

Delhi Capitals

IPL team Price

INR 16 crores

Role

Wicketkeeper-Batter

Test

18 – 22 August 2018 vs England

ODI

21 October 2018 vs West Indies

T20I

01 February 2017 vs England

Teams Played for

Delhi, India, India Red, Delhi Capitals

How It All Began for Rishabh Pant

Born and brought up in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, Rishabh was fascinated with cricket right from childhood. Due to a lack of infrastructural opportunities, Rishabh had to move from one city to another. When he was 12 years old, his parents decided to move to Delhi. Here, Rishabh got an opportunity to train under coach Tarak Sinha.

Sinha had previously trained Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan. Sinha’s guidance helped Rishabh to develop a solid base. Later, he moved to Rajasthan to participate in the half-century district-level cricket tournaments. Rishabh was treated as an outsider there and came back to Delhi to finish his schooling.

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Soon, Rishabh made his first-class debut. He had just turned 18 then and kicked off his debut with a half-century.

Early Days

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Rishabh was a clear player for India at the ICC U-19 World Cup. His three consecutive fifties and 78 off 24 balls against Nepal helped him take the team to the finals. He also scored 111 off 96 balls against Namibia. Though India U-19 lost the finals, Rishabh’s performance stood out and a potential star was born.

The Personal Setback

Everything was working very well for Rishabh when he received a huge blow. His father, Rajendra Pant passed away due to a cardiac arrest in 2017. Rishabh’s father was his biggest supporter and losing him affected Rishabh a lot. However, he wasn’t going to sit and cry, he decided to perform even better for his father. He made a half-century in just 33 balls and displayed immense professionalism.

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Rishabh Pant IPL Career

Rishabh was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for a staggering amount of Rs. 1.9 crore in 2016. He proved to be worth the money by scoring 198 runs in 10 matches. Players with some of the cricketing legends have truly been an enriching experience for Rishabh. In an interview with the India Times, he said-

“It helps a lot. They have played the game at the very highest level and won everything there is to win. Their experience and insights are great to learn from. (But) It is ultimately about going out there and playing the game the best way that you can. And none of them will ever tell you to change your style.”

This guidance is sure to benefit Rishabh tremendously.

In the 2017 edition of the league, Rishabh scored a blazing 97 runs from just 43 balls to guide Delhi Daredevils to victory against the Gujarat Lions.

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Rishabh continued his stellar run with a stunning 128 not out from 63 balls in the 2018 edition of the league. It earned him the distinction of achieving the highest individual score by an Indian cricketer in a Twenty20 match.

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It isn’t surprising then that he was awarded the ‘Emerging Player of the Season’ in 2018. He was also the second-highest run-scorer in the edition of the league.

Pravin Amre, Delhi Daredevils’ assistant coach, was talking about Rishabh to ESPN in an interview.

He said, “He would achieve his targets effortlessly. His bat swing is very good and the power with which he hits is eye-catching. Rishabh did very well in our practice games and we had planned then to use him properly in the IPL.”

In the year 2021, the 14th season of the IPL brought a huge responsibility and an opportunity for the 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman.

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Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer had to drop out of the team due to a shoulder injury. Consequently, the Delhi Capitals team management showed trust in its youth policy and allowed Rishabh Pant to lead the side. This is to be noted that Rishabh got the captaincy above experienced players like Steve Smith, Shikhar Dhawan, and R. Ashwin. In IPL 2024, Rishabh Pant retained by DC for Rs 16 crore.

Rishabh Pant IPL Stats

Rishabh Pant Batting & Fielding Stats
Year Mat No Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s CT ST
 
Career 98 15 2838 128* 34.61 1918 147.97 1 15 260 129 64 18
2022 14 2 340 44 30.91 224 151.79 0 0 35 16 8 4
2021 16 4 419 58* 34.91 326 128.52 0 3 42 10 10 3
2020 14 3 343 56 31.18 301 113.95 0 1 31 9 13 0
2019 16 3 488 78* 37.53 300 162.66 0 3 37 27 18 6
2018 14 1 684 128* 52.61 394 173.60 1 5 68 37 4 2
2017 14 0 366 97 26.14 221 165.61 0 2 28 24 8 3
2016 10 2 198 69 24.75 152 130.26 0 1 19 6 3 0
 

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Indian National Team | Rishabh Pant International Career

It isn’t surprising that his exploits in the U-19 World Cup and IPL earned him a place in the Indian squad. He made his debut against England in a Twenty20 International match in 2017. His Test debut followed in August 2018 and his ODI debut in October 2018. His Test debut was against England and his ODI debut was against the West Indies.

“I prefer one-day cricket but my sir [Sinha] doesn’t consider anyone an international player until he plays a Test. For sir, I have to play Test cricket. I also want to play Tests. In our club, only Test players are called ‘country’ players by sir,” Pant told ESPNcricinfo in Mumbai.

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Rishabh became the 291st Indian test cricket player in August 2018. Though the young lad couldn’t impress with his bat, he more than made up with his fielding. He took not one, nor two, but five stunning catches! with this achievement against England in Trent Bridge, Rishabh joined the illustrious list of Naren Tamhane, Kiran More, and Naman Ojha, who hold the same record. He did make a sizzling start by hitting a six on the first ball.

“I was nervous. Everyone is nervous when they play their first match. (But) when I see the ball, I don’t think too much, just react to it. I was playing normal cricket,” he told the Hindustan Times.

In May 2022, Pant was initially appointed as the vice-captain of the Indian squad for the South Africa tour of India 2022 series. However, just one day prior to the series opener, Pant was elevated to the role of captaincy following an injury that ruled out India’s captain KL Rahul. At the age of 24 years and 248 days, Pant became the second-youngest captain to lead India in a T20I match. Subsequently, in July 2022, during the final match of India’s tour of England, Pant achieved his maiden century in ODI cricket, scoring an unbeaten 125 runs.

Rishabh Pant Relationship | Girlfriend

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Cricketer Rishabh Pant appears to have a strong connection with his rumored girlfriend, interior designer Isha Negi.

India vs Australia- Historic Win

Rishabh Pant registered his name in cricket books with a solid finish as he scored a masterful 89 off 138 balls. He remained unbeaten to lead India to a historic 3-wicket win. Rishabh’s performance helped team India beat Australia at the Gabba. Yes, no team had beaten the hosts at the Gabba in 31 years! But that record stands shattered thanks to Pant.

“This is one of my biggest days in life. The support the team has given me even when I was not playing has been incredible. It’s a dream come true. We’ve been practicing hard after the first Test. The team management always backs me and tells me you are a match-winner and you have to go out there and win and I am happy I did it today. It was a fifth-day pitch and the ball was turning,” Pant said after hitting India’s winning runs.

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Rishabh Pant Batting Style

“I play according to the merit of the ball. It’s important to back your natural game but you have to keep the situation in mind too. As I scored a century in the last match, it came after 150-odd deliveries. You can’t play every ball aggressively,” he told India TV News.

Rishabh likes to keep his basic style of playing the same for all tournaments. His fearless hitting has made him very popular among the masses. Fortunately for Rishabh, his game is very natural and he doesn’t have to exert himself too much for a forceful shot. His bat swing is superb and it isn’t surprising that bowlers are nervous when bowling to him.

Of course, getting that perfect swing took a lot of work. Rishabh focused on his basics and slowly developed his technique. He tended to try and hit only sixes initially, but now he is going beyond raw, power-hitting.


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Rishabh Pant Career Stats

  • Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 33 56 4 2271 159* 43.67 3084 73.63 5 11 246 55 119 14
ODIs 30 26 1 865 125* 34.60 811 106.65 1 5 90 26 26 1
T20Is 66 56 12 987 65* 22.43 781 126.37 0 3 86 37 27 9
FC 57 92 7 4123 308 48.50 4999 82.47 10 19 440 136 189 21
List A 66 60 5 1783 135 32.41 1704 104.63 2 11 183 58 69 11
T20s 179 168 29 4354 128* 31.32 3006 144.84 2 22 399 196 107 29
  • Bowling Stats 
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 33
ODIs 30
T20Is 66
FC 57 1 12 9 1 1/9 1/9 9.00 4.50 12.0 0 0 0
List A 66
T20s 179

Rishabh Pant Accident

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On December 30, 2022, Rishabh Pant was in a severe car crash on the Delhi-Dehradun highway near Roorkee. Despite sustaining injuries to his head, back, and feet, including cuts on his forehead and a ligament tear in his right knee, he was cleared of serious injury and remained stable.

Pant was initially admitted to Saksham Hospital near New Delhi before being transferred to Max Hospital in Dehradun. Although MRI scans revealed normal brain and spine conditions, he was advised to undergo plastic surgery for facial injuries. Pant, reportedly the sole occupant of his Mercedes SUV, collided with a central divider, causing the car to catch fire. The incident occurred around 5:30 am, and eyewitnesses suggested he may have fallen asleep while driving. He was rescued by Sushil Kumar and Paramjeet Singh, both Haryana Roadways employees.

Rishabh Pant Net Worth

According to CA Knowledge, the estimated net worth of Rishabh Pant is approximate 12 Million USD, which is approximately equal to 95 Crore Indian Rupees in 2024.

Interesting Facts on Rishabh Pant

  • Rishabh Pant is a big fan of Adam Gilchrist. He decided to become a wicket keeper-batsman because of him.
  • He is the third-youngest Indian to score a triple century in first-class cricket scoring 308 off 326 balls against Maharashtra in the 2016 Ranji Trophy tournament.
  • He holds the distinction of being the second wicket-keeper to score a triple century in the Ranji Trophy.
  • Another record he holds is that of scoring the fastest century in the Ranji Trophy 2016-17. It just took him 48 balls!
  • He is the first Indian cricketer to smash a six on the first ball of his Test cricket debut.
  • Rahul Dravid played a huge role in shaping Rishabh’s career when he was in India A team.
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  • Rishabh prefers to relax by listening to music, going treks, or swimming.
  • His favorite actress is Shraddha Kapoor and the actors are Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.
  • Rishabh is a huge football fan and supports Manchester United FC.
  • Rishabh Pant owns a Mercedes-Benz GLC.
  • He is known as a prankster on the team.
  • He also gets bored with his look easily and likes to experiment with hair colors or explore better wardrobe choices.

Conclusion

Rishabh believes in doing out-of-the-box things and surprises himself. This is just the beginning, he has a long way to go. With his immense talent and discipline, nothing can stop him from being an excellent wicket-keeper batsman.


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FAQ’s

Who is Rishabh Pant’s girlfriend?

 Isha Negi is the rumored girlfriend of Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant.

What is the net worth of Rishabh Pant?

As of 2024, Rishabh Pant’s net worth is INR 95 crores.

Is Rishabh Pant career over?

Rishabh Pant met with a fatal car crash in December, 2022 that halted his cricketer career. Pant will rejoin after full recovery.

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