Rishabh Pant hails ‘Player of the Match’: Breaks MS Dhoni’s Record by scoring 1,000 Runs in just 27 innings

Rishabh Pant on Tuesday achieves another milestone which not only secured India’s win at Gabba but also hailed him as the ‘star warrior’ of the historic win against Australia.

He became the fastest Indian wicket-keeper batsman to score 1,000 test runs. He reached this milestone in his 27th inning by breaking the record of world’s most successful and former Indian Captain MS Dhoni’s record of 32 innings.

Rishabh Pant achieved this milestone in India’s second innings on the fifth day of the fourth test match against Australia at Gabba. While chasing the target of 328 runs, Rishabh Pant came in to bat at number 5 ahead of Mayank Agarwal. Not only in this match, pant won hearts with his magnificent 97 runs in the Third Test in Sydney where India had to face 407 runs, quite the same scenario. Pant has replaced Wriddhiman Saha in the playing XI after the first test match.

Rishabh Pant, who made his test debut in 2018 against England is the only Indian wicket-keeper batsman to hit centuries in both England and Australia. He averages over 40 in Test Cricket with two half centuries and half-centuries.

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