Rishabh Pant: Profile, Girlfriend and Family

Rishabh Pant is a promising and rising young cricketer of India. Basically, he belongs to Haridwar, Uttarakhand, but plays for Delhi in Ranji Trophy. He is just 19 years old, but has shown striking performances in all forms of cricket. He is a wicket keeper batsman. His performance in IPL 2016 is simply scintillating, though he didn't get sufficient opportunity. 

Rishabh Pant has recently made a record of scoring fastest hundred in the domestic cricket of India. In a Ranji match against Jharkhand, Rishabh scored century in just 48 balls.

Profile of Rishabh Pant

As mentioned above, Rishav is from Uttarakhand. His father Rajendra Pant was shifted to Delhi in 2005 and he came here along with family. He has done schooling from Delhi.

Rishabh was born on 4th October, 1997 in Haridwar, which is his ancestral home.

The initial schooling of Rishabh was from Haridwar. It was his cricket which compelled his father to get shifted to Delhi. Actually, while being on a tour for Rajasthan Cricket, Rishabh heard about one of the greatest cricket coaches of India, Mr. Tarak Sinha. He convinced his family to get shifted to Delhi, just for the sake of his cricketing career. His father, Rajendra Pant, was already aware of Rishabh’s cricketing ability and hence he bowed to his suggestions.

Rishabh came to Delhi and convinced Tarak Sinha to coach him. Tarak saw his wicket keeping ability. However, he also wanted him to transform him into an explosive batsman. The time has changed in the world of Cricket and currently only wicket keeper who can also bat is considered for selection at the International level. Tarak let him see hundreds of videos of Adam Gilchrist. He meticulously trained Rishabh to become an explosive wicket keeper batsman. He has also played in Rajasthan when the Congress politics of C. P. Joshi blocked his chances. Here is what Sanjay Dixit, IAS and former President of Rajasthan Cricket Association has to say about him: 

Barmer Boy. Played for my district for 5 years - from age of 12 to 17 before the brilliant C. P. Joshi banned him.

After playing for clubs, Rishabh drew the lime light. And, the reason was his explosive batting style. In no time, he was selected for Delhi Ranji Team and here also he has shown his caliber.

Rahul Dravid couldn’t ignore him and recommended Rishabh for U-19 Indian World Cup squad led by maverick Bihari Bhumihar boy Ishan Kishan. Here also, Rishabh is showing his potential. In a match against Nepal, he scored scintillating 78 off only 28 deliveries.

Needless to say, like Gilchrist, Rishabh is a left handed batsman.

Girlfriend of Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant is currently single and not looking for any committed relationship at this juncture. His entire focus is on the upcoming IPL which can give him a chance to play for India.