Rishabh Pant stood as the first Indian to equal the record of Jack Russell to pick the highest number of catches in a single test match by picking 11 catches against Australia in the Adelaide test. Earlier, he equaled the record of MS Dhoni to pick 6 catches from a single innings in a test match. This 21-year-old wicketkeeper stood by the side of Jack Russell from England who did this feat against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1995 and AB De Villiers against Pakistan at the same venue in 2013.
Rishabh Pant is playing his sixth test match and earlier he represented India in the test series against England and West Indies and made decent performances. He equaled the record of Wriddhiman Saha who took 10 catches in a test match earlier and by picking the wicket of Mitchell Starc during the spell of Mohammed Shami, he stood as the first Indian to equal the world record as a wicketkeeper.
In the first innings, he played his part in dismissing Usman Khwaja, Peter Handscomb, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, and Travis Head. In the first innings he dismissed six batsmen and in the second innings, he picked five scalps.
He was responsible for the dismissals of Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Tim Paine, and Mitchell Starc. Pant achieved this record by dismissing the Australian skipper Tim Paine.
In this context, he said “It was nervous as they were coming close, but we did well. I’m happy to contribute to the team. I always enjoy troubling batsmen, I love it when they concentrate on me and not on the bowlers,”
Rishabh Pant got the call up from the test side after his performances in the Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare tournament. He is one of the youngest achievers for the domestic side and scored two half-centuries from two consecutive test matches.