Rishabh Pant Becomes Fastest Indian Wicketkeeper To Score 1000 Test Runs


Brisbane: Left-handed batsman Rishabh Pant on Tuesday surpassed Mahendra Singh Dhoni to become the fastest Indian wicketkeepers to reach the 1000-run mark in Test matches.

Pant achieved the feat on the last day of the fourth and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar series against Australia at The Gabba.

Pant reached the milestone only in 27 innings, scoring at an average of 40.04. Dhoni had taken 32 innings to reach the milestone.

The other Indian wicketkeepers who have 1000-plus Test runs under their belt are Farokh Engineer (36 innings), Wriddhiman Saha (37 innings), Nayan Mongia (39 innings), Syed Kirmani (45 innings) and Kiran More (50 innings).

South Africa’s Quinton de Kock holds the record for being the all-time fastest ‘keeper to 1000 Test runs – in only 21 innings. Indians do not figure in the top five of this elite list, which also features Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal (22 innings), England’s Jonny Bairstow (22 innings), Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara (23 innings) and South Africa’s AB de Villiers (23 innings).

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