- Rishabh Pant scored a blistering 97 from 43 balls against Gujarat Lions on Thursday.
- The Delhi boy missed out on a hundred, which would have been inscribed in the IPL history.
Rishabh Pant - a name that the bowlers will be taking with a lot of respect after his whirlwind innings of 97 runs from just 43 balls against Gujarat Lions. The left-handed batsman from Delhi lit up the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium with his ruthless hitting. The Gujarat Lions bowlers were clueless - the slower balls, yorkers, short-pitch deliveries, nothing worked for them as Pant was relentless.
His innings was decorated with nine huge sixes and seven boundaries. The moment when he got out, Pant was gutted with himself for playing a reckless shot. Boy, he did deserve that hundred, didn't he?
Here are 10 interesting facts you should know about Rishabh Pant:
## Rishabh Pant was born in Haridwar in the year 1997. As a kid, he used to keeping on hopping from one city to the other in search of a good coach.
## Rishabh had moved to Delhi in search for better opportunities. But his coach Tarak Sinha asked him to move to Rajasthan and that yielded positive results as Pant represented U-14 and U16.
## Rishabh made his First-Class debut for Delhi at the age of 18 in 2015. He also scored a half-century on his debut.
## Just like Sarfaraz Khan, Rishabh Pant had a fantastic ICC U19 World Cup last year in Bangladesh.
## He was roped in by Delhi Daredevils at the IPL 2016 auction for ₹ 1.9 crore.
## He is the third youngest Indian after Wasim Jaffer and Abhinav Mukund to have scored a triple century in Ranji Trophy.
## His innings of 308 from 326 balls is the second highest for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy.
## The Delhi southpaw's inspiration is none other than the legendary Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist.
## Pant also holds the record of smashing the fastest hundred in Ranji Trophy in the 2016-2017 season. He achieved that feat in just 48 balls.
## Sachin Tendulkar rated his innings against Gujarat Lions among the best in the history of IPL.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:52 PM IST