Sports Personalities of India

Rishabh Pant Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Rishabh Pant, a match-changing, swashbuckling batter-keeper in the mould of Adam Gilchrist, has played a prominent role in many of India’s most important Test matches during his first few years with the team. Rishabh Rajendra Pant was born on October 4, 1997. He is a wicket-keeper hitter for the Indian cricket team and competes internationally. While having played in all formats for India, he is highly known for his Test cricket run-scoring consistency. In addition to leading Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, Pant participates in domestic cricket for Delhi. The India U-19 side came second at the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, in which he was vice-captain. Today, let’s talk about Pant’s journey and know the legendary player a little better here.

About Rishabh Pant

Bio or General Info

Full NameRishabh Rajendra Pant
Nick NameRohit
Born on4 October 1997
Cricketer (Batsman, Wicketkeeper)Haridwar, Uttarakhand
ProfessionLeft-hand Bat
National SideIndia
Batting StyleLeft hand Bat

Rishabh Pant Physical Stats

Height5 feet and 7 inches
1.7 meters
170 centimeters
Weight70 kilograms
154 lbs
Body MeasurementChest Size – 40 Inches
Waist Size 30 Inches
Biceps Size  14 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
5 feet and 7 inches
1.7 meters
170 centimetres
Shoe Size (UK)11
Skin ColourWheatish

Rishabh Pant Cricket Life

Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Domestic and State TeamDelhi
International Debut Test18 August 2018 vs England at Nottingham
Last Test22 December 2022 v Bangladesh
International Debut ODI21 October 2018 vs West Indies at Guwahati
Last ODI30 November 2022 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no.17
International Debut T20I1 February 2017 vs England at Bengaluru
Last T20I20 November 2022 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no.17 (formerly 47, 77)
IPL TeamDelhi Daredevils 
Coach / Mentor Tarak Sinha
Favourite ShotPull Shot
BowlingRight-arm medium
Achievements2018 – Emerging Player of IPL 11, Stylish Player Award, and many more awards.

Rishabh Pant’s Personal Life

Father nameLate Rajendra Pant
Mother nameSaroj Pant
Sister NameSakshi Pant (Elder)
Brother NameNo Brother
Girlfriend NameIsha Negi
Marital StatusUnmarried
SchoolThe Indian Public School, Mrityunjaya Dham
CollegeSri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi
Qualification at Education LevelGraduate
Zodiac SignLibra
CastKumauni Brahmin
SalaryTest: 15 lakh
ODI: 6 lakh
T20I: 3 lakh
IPL Salary16 crores annually
CarAudi A8,
Mercedes-Benz c-class,
Mercedes-Benz GLE,
Ford Mustang
Total Net Worth70 crores+ (approx in 2022)

Rishabh Pant Likes and Dislikes

Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite ActressShraddha Kapoor
Favourite CricketerMs Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist
Favourite FilmBaghban
Favourite SongHelpless by Tatiana Manaois
Favourite Football ClubManchester United Football Club
Favourite Cricket GroundLords in London
Favourite FoodDaal Chawal, Pasta Pomodoro
Favourite BookPanchatantra by Vishnu Sharma
Favourite DestinationAustralia
HobbiesTravelling, Listing to Music, Swimming and Gymming
Favourite DishesAloo Paratha & Biryani
Favourite ColourNavy Blue

Rishabh Pant Social Media

Facebook@ImRishabPant (5.5m+ followers)
Instagram@rishabpant (7m+ followers)
Twitter@RishabhPant17 (3.5m+ followers)
Mobile/Phone NumberNot known

Rishabh Pant’s Journey to Cricket

Rishabh Pant is the son of Rajendra Pant and Saroj Pant. And was born in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. To improve as a batter, Pant’s mentor told him to change every aspect of his batting style. His pivotal moment occurred while he was representing Delhi in U-19 cricket against Assam. Furthermore, Pant had led all scorers with 35 in his first session before hitting 150 in the second, which he considers being the most significant outing of his career.

Rishabh Pant, who is 19 years old, has seen all the ups and downs of a cricket career. Pant, a young player from Delhi, gained attention after his performance for India Under-19 at the 2016 World Cup. He also opened the competition with a blistering 24-ball 75 against Nepal. The fastest half-century of the competition, and then finished it off with a century against Namibia. He is a blazing left-handed wicket-keeper batsman. India lost the championship match but gained some benefits, the biggest of which was the rise of Pant.

Days after his stunning catch against Nepal, Pant was selected by Delhi Daredevils inside the IPL auctions, demonstrating that his bravery wasn’t overlooked. Emphatically, by end of the season, he had even been appointed as team skipper, despite the one-day game format, as well as having earned a permanent spot in Delhi’s local circuit. In the interim, he played in a T20is international in Bengaluru against England and made his full India debut.

Pant is by no means a polished product, but he possesses all the necessary components to succeed on the international stage. And it is for this reason that Delhi Daredevils, where he will play under Ricky Ponting and Gautam Gambhir, has retained him.

Rishabh Pant’s IPL Journey

Rishabh Pant’s skill set and the knowledge that the IPL need are very compatible. He would check most of the boxes on any list of qualities for the perfect T20 batsman. He is a fierce cricket ball hitter with a broad variety of shots and has an absurdly easy time clearing the boundary ropes. You name it, and this guy has it in his arsenal the scoop, the paddles, the flicks.

On the same day that Pant struck a century for the India U-19 squad in the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, leading them into the semifinals, the Delhi Daredevils acquired him before of 2016 Indian Premier League. Thereafter his highest individual score by an Indian cricketer in IPL history was recorded by Pant during the 2018 season of the Indian Premier League when he struck an unbeaten 128 off 63 balls against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. He also passed the record for the second-youngest IPL player to achieve a century.

Rishabh Pant’s International Journey

Pant was included in the Twenty20 International (T20I) team for India’s series against England in January 2017. On February 1, 2017, in Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium, he made his international debut for India during the third T20I match against England. At the time, Pant was the player who made India’s T20I debut. He was 19 years and 120 days old.

He was included in India’s T20I team for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy in February 2018. Pant was selected for the Test team of India for a series against England in July 2018. On August 18, 2018, he faced England in his first Test. With the six in the series, he became the very first Indian batsman to score in a Test match.

During the 2018 England tour, he hit his first Test century in the third game, scoring 114 from No. 7 against with a target of 464 that was quite achievable while he was at the crease. He contributed 159 off 189 balls to a mammoth India score in Sydney early the following year, ending their debut series in Australia. Pant made eleven catches in India’s first Test match against Australia in December 2018, one of the most ever for a wicket-keeper in a Test match. Furthermore, Pant became the first wicketkeeper for India to make a hundred in a Test match in Australia in January 2019 during the fourth Test against Australia.

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Test Journey

  • Pant was included in India’s Test team for the August 2018 series against England.
  • On August 18, 2018, he played in his first Test against the England cricket team. Pant became the first Indian batter to start a Test cricket career with a six.
  • Against England on September 11, 2018, Pant recorded his first Test century. He achieved a Test century in England, becoming the first Indian wicketkeeper and the second-youngest wicketkeeper overall.
  • Pant took eleven catches in India’s first Test match against Australia in December 2018, the most ever for a wicket-keeper in a Test match.
  • Pant became the first wicketkeeper for India to make a century in a Test match in Australia in January 2019 during the fourth Test against Australia.
  • Pant made history by being India’s wicketkeeper to cause 50 dismissals in Test match cricket in the Test Series against West Indies in September 2019.
  • Later in the same competition, Pant scored his first Test century. Thus, Pant became the first Indian wicketkeeper and the second-youngest wicketkeeper to hit a Test century in England.
  • On Day 2 of the fourth Test match against England (2021) in Ahmedabad, Rishabh Pant reached his third Match century, his first for India.

ODI Journey

  • Pant was chosen for India’s ODI team for upcoming series against by the West Indies after making his test debut versus England.
  • On October 21, 2018, he played in his first ODI representing India against by the West Indies.
  • In place of Dhawan, Pant opened the innings on February 9, 2022 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad during the second ODI match against the West Indies. Rohit Sharma outlines the rationale behind Pant starting the innings later in the post-game presentation.
  • Pant scored his first ODI century in July 2022 against England, where he smashed 146 runs in 111 balls

T20 Journey

  • In January 2017, Pant was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against England.
  • Pant made his debut for India in Twenty20 Internationals against England 2017, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on 1 February 2017.
  • Pant was the youngest player for India to debut in a T20I match at the age of 19 years 120 days.

Entry of a New Wicket-keeper In Indian Cricket

With MS Dhoni taking a break from international cricket, the 2019–20 home campaign was hailed as a crucial season for Pant. Having Pant as the leading candidate, India entered the season in need of a fresh wicket-keeping stalwart. Nevertheless, the left-underwhelming hander’s performances and the rise of KL Rahul as just a viable alternative for wicket-keeping caused Pant to fall in the standings.

Rishabh Pant Taking up the Responsibilities

Pant also received harsh criticism from the public and the media at this time. Embarrassing comparisons to the legendary MS Dhoni of Indian cricket were frequently made. When Pant erred on the pitch, the audience would occasionally yell “Dhoni! Dhoni!”

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Pant was selected to serve as the Indian team’s vice-captain for the South Africa trip of the India 2022 series in May 2022. However, he was appointed captain a day before the series-opening game. As India’s captain KL Rahul was forced to withdraw from the series due to injury. Eventually, Pant has become the second-youngest skipper to captain India in a T20I match just at age of 24 years and 248 days.

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Rishabh Pants Car Accident

Rishabh Pant was engaged in an almost fatal car accident on the Delhi-Dehradun route close to Roorkee on December 30, 2022. After suffering injuries in his head, back, and feet as well as two cuts in his forehead, a ligament rupture in his right knee, injuries to his right wrist, ankle, and toe as well as abrasions on his back. He was found to be in stable condition. He was also examined for any major injuries. 

Pant was initially hospitalised at the nearby Saksham Hospital in New Delhi before being moved to the Max Hospital in Dehradun. His brain and spine MRI scans revealed that they were normal, but he was recommended to have plastic surgery on his facial wounds, lacerations, and abrasions.

Youngster Rishabh Pant dazzles everybody with his fearless batting, especially in Test Cricket. Both his records and those of other cricketers were broken by him. In addition, he serves as India’s captain when necessary. Moreover, he began representing India at a very young age, and as a result, he now has millions of fans. His idol is the Indian Cricket captain MS Dhoni, who is also frequently featured in television commercials. Undoubtedly, he is the Indian Cricket team’s future because of the numerous international and national honours he has received for his batting.

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