IND vs SA: Rishabh Pant becomes fastest Indian keeper to reach 100 Test dismissals
Centurion (South Africa) : Adding another feather to his cap, Rishabh Pant on Tuesday became the fastest Indian wicketkeeper to record 100 dismissals in the longest format of the game during the first Test against South Africa, here.The 24-year old Pant broke the joint-record held by former India captain MS Dhoni and Wriddhiman Saha by affecting his 100th dismissal in his 26th Test which came at the SuperSport Park.The young wicketkeeper took 26 matches to reach the feat while Dhoni and Saha had achieved the same in 36 Tests.
He achieved the milestone when he caught Temba Bavuma off Mohammed Shami’s bowling.Pant needed three dismissals 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).
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