Rishabh Pant on Tuesday etched his name in record books by becoming the fastest Indian wicketkeeper to effect 100 dismissals in Test cricket. He did so playing his 26th Test match.
The 24-year-old achieved the feat with the wicket of Temba Bavuma, caught behind, on Day 3 of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion.
Pant, who made his Test debut in 2018, surpassed MS Dhoni and Wriddhiman Saha, to the record. Both Dhoni and Saha reached the landmark in 36 Test matches each.
Rishabh Pant's 100 dismissals constitute 92 catches and eight stumpings. He has also scored 1557 runs with three centuries, with the highest score of 159 not out.
Kiran More (39), Nayan Mongia (41) and Syed Kirmani (442) complete the top five fastest to 100 dismissals by an Indian wicketkeeper.
MS Dhoni leads the Indian charts with 294 in 90 matches, followed by Kirmani (198), More (130), Mongia (107) and Saha (104).
Current South Africa head coach Mark Boucher holds the record for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper. He has 555 dismissals in 147 matches. Aussie greats Adam Gilchrist (416), Ian Healy (395) and Rod Marsh (355), and Dhoni complete the top five.