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Team India’s cricketer Rishabh Pant has confirmed himself as a mainstay in the national side with his effective performances, mainly in red-ball cricket.

The left-hander has before performed some breathtaking knocks in the longer format in his brief career. Pant has directed India to various momentous victories in Test games.

Curiously, the accomplished youngster was keen on performing attacking cricket right from the beginning of his career. During a conversation with Sports Tak in 2018, Pant disclosed that his aim was to hit 50 sixes when he first initiated playing in the Ranji Trophy. He said:

“I never thought that I was doing something wrong. However, I have felt that I tend to overdo things at times. Earlier, I used to think that all I wanted to do was hit sixes. That was my mindset back then. When I started playing in the Ranji Trophy, my goal wasn’t to score thousands of runs, it was to hit 50 sixes.”

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One of the questioners was surprised by Pant’s revelation and asked him if he had actually aimed to hit 50 sixes in one season. The gloveman answered by specifying that he did manage to hit 49 sixes in one Ranji Trophy season.

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Rishabh Pant is the young Indian to hit 100 sixes in a Test cricket match

Rishabh Pant starred with the bat in India’s reprogrammed 5th Test against England last week. The southpaw dazzled the audience with his sparkling knock of 146 from 111 deliveries in the primary innings.

During the innings, the 24-year-old has become the youngest Indian to break 100 sixes in a Test cricket match. He accomplished the feat by slamming a stunning 6 off the bowling of Jack Leach.

While India experienced a heartbreaking 7-wicket loss at Edgbaston, Pant obtained praise from all quarters for his excellent batting performances in the fixture. He delivered 57 crucial runs in India’s 2nd essay.

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The swashbuckler has 2123 runs to his identify from 31 Test games at a huge average of 43.3. Notably, he is the primary Indian wicketkeeper-batter to have secured centuries in England, Australia, and South Africa.

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