The young wicketkeeper-batsman from Delhi, Rishabh Pant made a new record to score 48-ball century against Jharkhand in a Ranji Trophy on Tuesday.
He was finally got out for 135 off only 67 balls which contains 8 boundaries and 13 sixes in a match played at Thumba in Kerala.
The young gun has scored in this season so far is 799 runs from seven innings at an average of 133.16 and a strike-rate of 113.17. This is the fourth Century for him in this season and he hits 44 sixes from the five matches.
Rishabh Pant’s Scores in this season are 146, 308, 24, 9, 60, 117, 135. He over takes a former Tamil Nadu opener VB Chandrasekhar, who scored a century in 56 balls against Rest of India during the Irani Cup match – 1988-89 series.
In all first-class cricket across the world, late Australian cricketer, David Hooks had scored the fastest hundred, off 34 balls, during a Sheffield Shield match in 1982. He was playing for South Australia against Victoria at the Adelaide Oval.
After scoring Triple Century (308 off 326 balls) against maharashtra last month, Rishabh Pant said “I was hurt after not being picked for India A’s tour of Australia. I then promised myself that I should be scoring so much runs that no one can ignore me.”
MSK Prasad, Chairman of selectors said during a post-selection conference, “they are looking at grooming Sanju Samson as Dhoni’s understudy in limited-overs cricket. The manner in which Pant has been scoring runs, one will find it extremely difficult to ignore him.”
We hope that Rishabh Pant could picks a spot in India XI squad in upcoming series.