Young Indian leg – spinner Yuzvendra Chahal became the first Indian bowler to record a five-wicket haul. Chahal achieved this historic feat in the third T20 against the English Team, where he played the most significant role in defeating England by taking 6 wickets in just 4 overs and sparing 25 runs.
Chahal is now only the second bowler after the Sri Lankan mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis to snare six wickets in an innings in T20 Internationals.
Rishabh Pant, Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman, marked his T20 Internationals Debut in the series decider 3rd T20 game between Indian & England in Bangalore on Wednesday. He stayed unbeaten on 5 with India scoring 202/6 in 20 overs.
An explosive batsman, Pant has had an extremely successful domestic season, finishing fourth on the list of top-scorers with 972 runs from eight matches, including four hundreds and two fifties.
The six-hitting ability of the left-hander has grabbed the eyeballs. He has hit 49 over-boundaries in the Ranji Trophy. One of the stars of the 2016 U-19 World Cup where India lost to West Indies in the final, Pant has gone from strength to strength in the last two years.Aggregating 267 runs in six matches during the U-19 World Cup, Pant was snapped up by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.9 crore in the IPL auction on the same day he hit a century against Namibia. His Daredevils stint allowed Pant to continue learning under mentor Rahul Dravid, who was also his U-19 coach.A year after his Ranji Trophy debut, Pant scored a triple hundred against Maharashtra that almost brought Delhi close to Maharashtra’s first innings score of 635.
He also smashed the fastest century in Ranji Trophy with just 48 balls against Jharkhand.