India vs South Africa: Rishabh Pant ends up being fastest Indian keeper to reach 100 Test dismissals

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India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant reached another cricketing turning point. On Tuesday, he ended up being the fastest Indian wicketkeeper to tape 100 dismissals in the longest format of the game during the very first Test against South Africa in Centurion.

The 24-year old Pant broke the joint-record held by former India captain MS Dhoni and Wriddhiman Saha by affecting his 100th termination in his 26th Test which came at the SuperSport Park.

The young wicketkeeper took 26 matches to reach the task while Dhoni and Saha had accomplished the exact same in 36 Tests. He achieved the turning point when he caught Temba Bavuma off Mohammed Shami’s bowling.

Pant required three terminations in the Boxing Day Test to eclipse his idol, Dhoni. He got there on Day 3 after taking the catches of Bavuma, Dean Elgar, and Wiaan Mulder.

Overall, Dhoni leads the Indian tally with 294 dismissals ahead of Syed Kirmani (198 ), Kiran More (130 ), Nayan Mongia (107 ), and Wriddhiman Saha (104 )

– With inputs from IANS

Published at Tue, 28 Dec 2021 11:18:11 -0500