19-year-old Delhi cricketer turning into another Sehwag?
- Rishabh Pant smashed the fastest century in Ranji Trophy, off 48 balls.
- He went past Naman Ojha, who had scored a ton off 69 balls.
- Pant created the record during Day 4 of Delhi vs. JharkaJharkhandesday.
During Group B match against Jharkhand, Pant notched up a century in just 48 balls, beating thea 28-year-old record set in 1988 by former India and Tamil Nadu opener V B Chandrasekhar.
He had smashed a 56-ball-100 for Tamil Nadu in an Irani Cup game against Rest of India.
The social media stormed with tweets comparing the 19-year-old explosive opener's knock with Sehwag's explosive approach to the game.
Sehwag, who retired from all formats of cricket last year, is still remembered for his fearless style of play, be it Tests or the shorter formats.
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The Jharkhand vs. Delhi match, where Pant is currently playing, is being played at the St’Xavier’s KCA Cricket Ground in Trivandrum. The teams took a lunch break when Delhi was at 374 for 4, led Jharkhand by 215 runs. Pant, who was playing on 135 was at the crease along with Milind Kumar.
The 19-year-old has successfully kicked off this Ranji season in a sensational way. He already has scored up 799 runs in five matches at a superb average of 133.16.
This wasn't Pant’s first incredible innings this edition of Ranji Trophy. A few days back, Pant became the second wicketkeeper-batsman to score a triple-century in First-Class.
Facing Maharashtra in the Group B contest, Pant achieved the historic feat at the Wankhede where he scored 308 from 326 balls which comprised of 42 boundaries and eight sixes.