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Rishabh Pant: Fastest Indian wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals in Test cricket

Rishabh Pant became fastest Indian wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals in Test cricket. He broke previous record held by MS Dhoni for India. Pant claimed his 50th test dismissal in his 11th test during India vs West Indies. MS Dhoni had taken 15 tests to get to 50 Test dismissals.

Pant’s records

He achieved his 50 dismissals in Test cricket milestone by dismissing West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite in 2nd innings of West Indies in the second Test. In December 2018, he had equaled world record for most catches in test cricket by wicket-keeper in Test match against Australia at Adelaide. In this test match, he had taken 11 catches. Other cricketers to hold the record include Jack Russell (England) and AB de Villiers (South Africa).