Rishabh Pant became the fastest Indian wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals in Test cricket, surpassing former India captain MS Dhoni.
The 21-year-old wicket-keeper batsman on Sunday (September 1) claimed his 50th victim in his 11th Test while Dhoni had taken 15 Tests to get to the landmark.
Pant took an easy catch to dismiss West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite off an Ishant Sharma delivery in the second innings of the hosts in the second Test.
In December last year, Pant had equalled the world record for most catches in a Test by a wicket-keeper when he snared 11 Australian batsmen at Adelaide Oval.
Meanwhile India inched closer to a series sweep, the hosts declared the second innings at 168 for four setting West Indies an improbable 468 run-target. In reply the hosts ended the day on 45 for 2.
Rishabh Pant is being seen as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's successor across format but of late the 21-year-old has been criticised for his shot selection at crucial junctures, more so during the ongoing series against the West Indies.
Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has often been criticised by many for throwing away his wicket and not playing according to the conditions. However, Pant has insisted that his focus remains just on playing positive brand of cricket and winning matches on the eve of India's third and final ODI match against the West Indies.
"Obviously, as an individual, I would like to have a big score. But every time I go out there in the middle, I am not focusing on that," Pant said ahead of Wednesday's match at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spai
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