Rishabh Pant reaches to a big milestone on Day 2, joins the elite list led by MS Dhoni

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant became the fourth Indian wicketkeeper to take 100 catches in red ball format. Pant achieved this feat on Day 2 after taking the catch of Lungi Ngidi off Shardul Thakur’s bowling.

During the second test between India and South Africa at Wanderers, team India’s wicketkeeper batsmen Rishabh Pant enlisted his name in the history of the game by becoming the fourth Indian to take 100 catches in tests.

MS Dhoni stands at the top of the list with 256 catches followed by Syed Kirmani (160) and Kiran More (110).

Earlier during the first test at Centurion, Pant also became the fastest wicketkeeper to 100 dismissals in test cricket. It took MS Dhoni 36 matches to reach a ton of dismissals while Pant achieved it in 26 games.

The 24-year-old achieved this feat in the 80th over of SA’s innings when Lungi Ngidi edged a delivery off Shardul Thakur.

The former Indian skipper has 256 catches to his name in 99 games for team India in red ball format.

On the other hand, the Day 2 of the second test match belonged to right arm medium pacer Shardul Thakur who scalped 7 wickets and restricted the home team to 229 runs. This is his first five haul away from home in test cricket.

At Stumps on Day2, Team India have put up a total of 85 runs on the board with a loss of both the openers. The Men in Blue have taken a 58-run lead with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in the crease.