Rishabh Pant overtakes MS Dhoni to fastest 50 dismissals in Test cricket

first_img India Today Web Desk KingstonSeptember 2, 2019UPDATED: September 2, 2019 12:17 IST Rishabh Pant claimed his 50th wicket-keeping dismissal on Day 3 of second Test between India and West Indies. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant claimed his 50th Test dismissal on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test against West IndiesPant, thus, has now surpassed MS Dhoni to become the fastest Indian to the featThe young keeper dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite off Ishant Sharma to achieve the milestoneWicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant claimed his 50th wicket-keeping dismissal in the longest format of the game on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test between India and West Indies to become the fastest Indian to achieve this distinction.Rishabh Pant got to the milestone when he caught behind Kraigg Brathwaite off Ishant Sharma. The young Indian keeper took 11 Tests to the feat and overtook veteran MS Dhoni in the process, who had taken 15 Tests to get his 50th wicket-keeping dismissal.Pant is now also the second-fastest keeper, alongside Adam Gilchrist, to have 50 dismissals. The fastest to the landmark is 10 Tests, by Mark Boucher, Jos Buttler and Tim Paine.The young Indian wicket-keeper is the frontrunner in the race to become India’s permanent No. 4 and is also earmarked as MS Dhoni’s successor in all three formats of the game.India captain Virat Kohli had also thrown his support behind Pant, saying the team is seeing the Delhi batsman as the ‘future’.”We are looking at Rishabh as the future, definitely. He has got a lot of skill and talent,” Kohli had said.”It is about giving him a bit more space and ease himself into international cricket and not put too much pressure. International cricket you need to tackle pressure differently. He has come a long way since he’s started.”On Day 3 of the ongoing Test against West Indies, India ended the hosts’ first innings at 117 after Jasprit Bumrah’s heroics on the previous day. With a 299-run lead, the tourists decided to bat again and set the host side 468 to level the series.advertisementAt stumps West Indies were 45 for 2 after India dismissed both their openers cheaply. Ishant Sharma removed Kraigg Brathwaite (3) early before Mohammed Shami bagged the wicket of John Campbell (16) during the West Indian chase. Darren Bravo (18*) and Shamarh Brooks (4*) were at the crease for the hosts when play was called for the day.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Rishabh PantFollow MS Dhoni Next Rishabh Pant overtakes MS Dhoni to fastest 50 dismissals in Test cricketIndia vs West Indies, 2nd Test: Rishabh Pant took 11 Tests to become the fastest Indian to 50 Test wicket-keeping dismissals and surpass MS Dhoni.advertisementlast_img read more

Long queues at toilets at BIA as some were shut

Long queues were seen at toilets at the Banadaranaike International Airport (BIA) today as some had been shut for maintenance and renovation.Sources at the airport said that passengers were heavily inconvenienced with the closure of some toilets. Women and well as the elderly were among those waiting in the queue to use the toilet. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Indika Sri Aravinda (Photo shows a queue at one of the toilets at the BIA)