Rishabh Pant achieved another landmark in his career as he joined MS Dhoni in an elusive list during Day of the second Test match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. The 24-year old took Lungi Ngidi’s catch off Shardul Thakur’s delivery to reach 100-catch mark in Test cricket.
He is the fourth Indian wicket-keeper to take 100 catches in Test cricket, joining the likes of Dhoni (256), Syed Kirmani (160) and Kiran More (110), while becoming the 42nd wicketkeeper in the all-time list.
Earlier, Pant had broken Dhoni’s record to become the fastest wicketkeeper to 100 dismissals in Test cricket. He reached the milestone in the first Test of the series in Centurion. Rishabh completed the dismissal of Temba Bavuma in the first innings to surpass MSD. While he took 26 matches to reach the feat, Dhoni had touched the mark in 36 Tests.