Pant surpasses Dhoni to become India’s fastest stumper to reach 1,000 tests

Rishabh Pant passed iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday to become India’s fastest wicket-keeper to reach the 1,000-run mark in test cricket.

Pant achieved the feat in just 27 innings, scoring an average of 40.04. Dhoni had taken 32 innings to reach the milestone.

At bat in India’s second round in the fourth and final test against Australia at Gabba on Tuesday, Pant only needed one point to reach the record and he recovered it by shooting Pat Cummins to score a brace.

Besides Pant and Dhoni, there are five other Indian stumpers – Farokh Engineer (36 innings), Wriddhiman Saha (37 innings), Nayan Mongia (39 innings), Syed Kirmani (45 innings) and Kiran More (50 innings) – who have reached the milestone of 1000 races in cricket test.

South African Quinton de Kock holds the record for being the fastest wicket batsman to reach 1,000 points in tryouts. He did it in 21 innings.

De Kock is followed by Sri Lankan Dinesh Chandimal (22 innings), Englishman Jonny Bairstow (22 innings), legendary Kumar Sangakkara (23 innings) and AB de Villiers from South Africa (23 innings).

In 2019, Pant became the fastest Indian glove to record 50 Test Cricket dismissals against the West Indies.

Pant scored a winning game of 89 steps on 138 balls on Tuesday as India won the fourth and final test against Australia to win the series 2-1, ending the 32-year-old unbeaten streak of the ‘local team at the’ Gabba Fortress’.

Dear reader,

Business Standard has always strived to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that matter to you and have broader political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering has only strengthened our resolve and commitment to these ideals. Even in these difficult times resulting from Covid-19, we remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and cutting edge commentary on relevant current issues.
However, we have a demand.

As we fight the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more so that we can continue to provide you with more quality content. Our subscription model has received an encouraging response from many of you who have subscribed to our online content. More subscriptions to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of providing you with even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practice the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital editor

About Dianne Stinson

Check Also

After closures and layoffs, companies are feeling something new: optimism

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Businesses say things are improving. Since the pandemic, businesses in Hawaii …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.