Rishabh Pant, on Friday, hit a century at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and became the first Indian wicket keeper to hit a century against Australia in a Test match.
Rishabh Pant, with his tremendous performance in today’s Test match, also became the only Indian wicket keeper to hit 2 centuries in Test matches outside Asia. He scored his first century in England (September 2018.)
After Sachin Tendulkar, the 21 year old Pant is the second youngest wicket keeper to score a century in Australia. In 1992, Tendulkar, then 18 years old, scored his first century in Australia and became the youngest wicket keeper in the world to do so.
The partnership of Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant scored 352 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara, one of the star cricketers of today’s match, scored 193 runs and Rishabh scored 159 runs.
The Indian team performed with an outstanding score of 622 runs and a loss of 7 wickets after 167.2 overs.
Rishabh Pant stole the show with his astonishing performance in the Test match.
Social media platforms such as Twitter are flooded with wishes for Rishabh Pant upon his achievement.
— Twitter Moments India (@MomentsIndia) January 4, 2019
Besides baby-sitting Tim Paine’s children, Rishabh Pant has taken a record 20 catches and scored 262 runs already as I write this. Not bad for a 21-year-old in his first series Down Under 😀
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 4, 2019
Rishabh Pant’s 159* is the second-highest Test score by a visiting wicketkeeper in Australia, behind only ABdV’s 169 in Perth, 2012 #AUSvIND
— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) January 4, 2019