ENG vs IND 2018: Rishabh Pant joins elite club of wicket-keepers after memorable Test debut

Pant became only the fourth Indian wicket-keeper to have taken five catches on Test debut.

Rishabh Pant became only the fourth Indian wicket-keeper to have taken five catches on Test debut. (Getty)

Young Rishabh Pant has impressed everyone with his wicket-keeping in his debut Test match at Trent Bridge. Having batted very well for his brief but technically correct knock, Rishabh followed it up with some superb glovework against the swing and seam that India's fast bowlers generated. 

Rishabh has even registered himself in the record books for becoming the fourth Indian wicket-keeper to take five catches on Test debut. 

Pant joined list that includes Naren Tamhane vs Pakistan in 1955, Kiran More vs England in 1986 and Naman Ojha vs Sri Lanka in 2015, all of whom took five catches on their Test debuts for the country. 

Pant on Day 2, took the catches of Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid and made wicket-keeping look glamorous at the same time very safe. 

Pant also became the first Asian wicket-keeper to take five catches in an innings on debut.

Pant also got in news earlier for starting off his Test career with a six over long-on against Rashid and he became only the 12th batsman after Eric Freeman, Carlisle Best, Keith Dabengwa, Dale Richards, Shafiul Islam, Jahurul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Mark Craig, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamrul Islam Rabbi and Sunil Ambris, to do so. 

Future looks bright for young Rishabh Pant. 

(Inputs from Firstpost)


By Kashish Chadha - 20 Aug, 2018

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