Rishabh Pant 'happy' to help India win with world record 11 catches

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 10, 2018, 10:43 PM(IST)

File photo of India's wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. Photograph:( AFP )

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Pant equalled the world record of most catches in a Test by a wicketkeeper, snaring 11 in the first match against Australia while breaking the Indian mark.

Rishabh Pant Monday said Monday he was "very happy" to have helped India win the first Test in Adelaide after equalling the world record of 11 catches in a match.

He equalled the world record of most catches in a Test by a wicketkeeper, snaring 11 in the first match against Australia while breaking the Indian mark.

The 21-year-old, playing in only his sixth Test, matched the record held by England's Jack Russell and South Africa's AB de Villiers when he caught Australia's Mitchell Starc off the bowling of Mohammed Shami on Monday. 

He eclipsed the India record of 10 catches in a game by Wriddhiman Saha, as the visitors won the opening game by 31 runs to go 1-0 up in the four-match series.

Pant equalled the world record after taking Mitchell Starc's catch off Mohammed Shami's ball in the second innings at the Adelaide Oval. 

"It was really nervous as they were coming close, but we did well," he told Indian media after eclipsing the India record of 10 catches in a game by Wriddhiman Saha and helping his side to a tense 31-run victory on the fifth day.

"I'm very happy to contribute to the team, first time getting to this milestone. I always enjoy troubling batsmen.

"I love it when they concentrate on me and not on the bowlers."

Russell achieved the feat against South Africa in 1995 and De Villiers matched the achievement against Pakistan in 2013.

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