Rishabh Pant: Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who is the vice-captain of Team India in the fifth Test of the series against England, on Friday made a big record in his name. As soon as Pant hit his first six during this innings, he became the youngest Indian to complete a century of sixes in international cricket.
- Rishabh Pant completed a century of sixes in the 103rd international match,
- Hit the 100th six in international cricket,
- Pant has hit 45 sixes in Test matches, 24 in ODIs and 31 sixes in T20.
Achieved this achievement at the age of 24 years 270 days
Pant achieved this feat while playing the 103rd international match of his career in 24 years 270 days. Before the Edgbaston Test, Pant had hit 44 sixes in 30 Tests. At the same time, he hit 31 sixes in 24 ODIs and in 48 international T20 matches. On Friday, he completed his century of sixes as soon as Jack Leach’s delivery was straight across the boundary.
Got a chance to bat early at Edgbaston
Pant had to take the field to bat on the third ball of the 23rd over of the innings after a poor start from Team India. The Indian team had then lost 3 wickets for 64 and looked in trouble. In such a situation, Pant handled the innings in his familiar style and completed his fifty in 51 balls by hitting a four off the ball of Leach.
Century partnership for the sixth wicket with Jadeja
Indian team lost five wickets for 98 runs. After that, after Pant, Jadeja made a century partnership in 130 balls for the sixth wicket and took the team beyond 200 runs.