Rishabh Pant equals MS Dhoni's Record

 SMTV Desk 2018-12-08 19:38:25  Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni,
Rishabh Pant equals MS Dhoni's Record

Adelaide, December 08: Indian Wicket Keeper Rishabh Pant, who is carrying the onus of wicket-keeping in Test cricket for the Indian cricket team, after Mahendra Dhoni s retirement and Wriddhiman Saha s injury, on Saturday achieved a significant feat.

In this regard, The 21-year-old Rishabh Pant during the ongoing Adelaide Test against Australia became the Indian wicket-keeper to take most catches in an innings equalling MS Dhoni s record.

Rishabh Pant achieved the feat after taking Josh Hazlewood s catch behind the stumps from Mohammed Shami s delivery in the first innings. It was Pant s sixth catch in the innings and Dhoni had achieved the same feat in Wellington, 2009.

The 37-year-old Dhoni had called time on his Test career in 2014. He had played his last match in the longest format of the game in Melbourne against Australia from December 26 to 30, 2014.

Pant, meanwhile playing only his sixth Test match has scored 346 runs with an average of 43.25 and the highest score of 114.