Rishabh Pant, on Tuesday, surpassed wicketkeeping great Mahendra Singh Dhoni to become the quickest Indian glovesman to achieve the 1000-run mark in Test matches in only 27 innings, scoring at a mean of 40.04. Dhoni had taken 32 innings to achieve the milestone.
Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni’s record
The opposite Indian wicketkeepers who’ve 1000-plus Test runs underneath their belt are Farokh Engineer (36 innings), Wriddhiman Saha (37 innings), Nayan Mongia (39 innings), Syed Kirmani (45 innings) and Kiran Extra (50 innings).
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In the meantime, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock holds the document for being the all-time quickest ‘keeper to 1000 Test runs – in only 21 innings. Indians don’t determine within the high 5 of this elite checklist, which additionally options Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal (22 innings), England’s Jonny Bairstow (22 innings), Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara (23 innings) and South Africa’s AB de Villiers (23 innings).
Pant wanted only 24 runs forward of the fourth and ultimate Test of the Border-Gavaskar series on the Gabba to get to the mark. However a knock of 23 off 29 in India’s first innings only meant he wanted a single off the following to attain the feat. He did it fairly simply as he pulled a shorter supply from Pat Cummins to get off the mark with a double within the fourth innings on day 5.