New Delhi: Rishabh Pant is no more a young talent but has emerged as an established power-hitter as the eleventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) has progressed.
He has played some innings for Delhi Daredevils (DD) which will be remembered as long as the cash-rich league exists.
The left-hand batsman has made some of the giants of the sport look like dwarfs with the kind of batting he has exhibited in the tournament. His team, DD, might be the bottom dweller this season but he is proudly standing amongst the highest run-getters in the tournament.
Pant, who was born in Haridwar (Uttarakhand) on October 4, 1997, has scored 582 runs in 12 innings and stands at the third position after Lokesh Rahul (652 runs, 13 innings) and Kane Williamson (625 runs, 13 innings).
Pant has scored 4 half centuries and a ton and has a staggering strike rate of 179.62 which is the highest among the batsmen with at least 300 runs this season. Mr 360° AB de Villiers has the second highest strike rate at 177.91 and has scored 427 runs in the ongoing season of cash-rich league.
His 128-run inning against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), which is regarded as the best bowling lineup in the season, made him the most threatening batsman in the league. His inning was the highest score by an Indian in the history of the game.
In the way he dealt with Bhuvneshwar Kumar during the death overs was simply exceptional as the bowler is currently at the peak of his career. He hit his yorkers to the boundary line with so much ease that nobody could have imagined.
When the batsman is touching the impossible-looking milestones at a very young age of 20 years, we wonder people are wishing to know more and more about his life and career. So, here we are with 12 least known facts about the rising superstar of world Cricket, Rishabh Pant: