I Started Playing Cricket Because of my Father: Rishabh Pant

VIDEO | ‘My coach is still not happy with me, he wants me to play Tests,’ says Rishabh Pant.

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Rishabh Pant has had a dream year of cricket. It started with a world-record knock in the under-19 World Cup, a big IPL outing and then an extremely successful first full season in the Ranji Trophy.

In his first season itself, Pant managed to score four centuries, including a magical triple ton against Maharashtra. Little surprise then that he earned his first India call-up in January 2017 against England in the T20 series.

The Quint caught up with the young star on the sidelines of the announcement of his new tie-up with sports brand Adidas.

Video Editor: Rahul Sanpui

(This piece has been republished to mark Rishabh Pant’s second IPL fifty, which he recorded against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Bengaluru. This article was originally published on 14 February after Pant made his T20I debut against England.)

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