Guyana, In the third and final T20 match against West Indies, Team India won by 7 wickets and cleaned up the West Indies 3-0 in the series. Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was instrumental in Team India’s victory. Rishabh Pant, who was constantly flopping in the first two matches, was getting a lot of criticism as he was included in place of teams Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Also, he is also being called Dhoni’s successor in the team. Rishabh Pant took all the chances in the third T20 against the West Indies and made a record in his smoke innings, in which he surpassed Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Rishabh Pant played T20 innings, broke Dhoni’s record
Actually, Rishabh Pant played an explosive inning of 65 runs in 42 balls, in which Pant also hit 4 fours and 4 sixes. With this innings, Pant played the highest run innings for any Indian wicketkeeper in T20 format. Till now this record was in the name of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In 2017, Dhoni scored 56 runs in a T20 match against England. Dhoni was the only Indian player to play a half-century in the wicketkeeper T20 format. Now Rishabh Pant has also achieved this feat. Apart from Dhoni and Pant, no player is named in this list.
100 runs partnership with Kohli
India had a target of 147 runs in the last T20 match. In reply, Team India did not start well and Shikhar Dhawan got out in this match by playing only 5 balls. Dhawan scored 3 runs before being dismissed. Then there was a century partnership between skipper Kohli and Rishabh Pant who came to bat after Rohit’s dismissal. Rishabh’s strike rate of 154.76 in this match. Rishabh has played a total of 18 matches in his career so far, in which he has scored a total of 302 runs at an average of 21.57. Earlier, his best score was 58 runs in T20 matches, which he played against West Indies in Chennai on 11 November 2018. He now played the best innings of his international T20 career against the Indies.