Indian young wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant completed his 1000 Test runs in the second innings on the fifth and final day of the India vs Australia brisbane test against Australia. Pant has become the fastest Indian to score a thousand Test runs.
Dhoni had scored 1000 test runs in 32nd innings.
The 23-year-old Pant achieved this feat in the 27th innings of 16 Tests. Earlier this record was in the name of Mahender Singh Dhoni, former wicketkeeper batsman of Indian cricket team. Dhoni had completed his 1000 Test runs in the 32nd innings.
Farrukh Engineer is at number three
The third in this list is the legendary Indian wicket-keeper Farukh Engineer, who took 36 innings to touch the figure of one thousand test runs.
Pant’s name is also the record of the fastest 50 hunts
Pant, who came out to bat at number five, opened his account by taking 2 runs off the ball of Pat Cummins and made this record in his name. Pant also holds the record for the fastest 50 hunts in Test matches. He had hit fifty in the 22nd innings of 11 Tests behind the wicket.
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Pant scored 97 runs in the second innings of the Sydney Test
Except for the Brisbane Test, Pant had scored a total of 976 runs in 15 Tests at an average of 40.66 which included 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries. His best score during this period is 159 not out. Pant was dismissed for 23 runs off 29 balls in the first innings of the Brisbane Test. In the drawn Test match in Sydney, Pant had scored 97 runs in the second innings.