Rishabh Pant has done what no other Indian cricketer has done in the past, and that does include Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. Playing for Delhi in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, the 19-year old, on Tuesday, scored the fastest hundred in first-class cricket.
The wicketkeeper-batsman scored a ton in just 48 balls to set the record straight up and running.
This is Pant's second 100-run knock in two innings of the ongoing Ranji Trophy game between Jharkhand and Delhi in Trivandrum. He scored 117 runs off 106 balls in the first innings and totalled up 135 runs from 67 balls in the second innings.
Earlier, Ishan Kishan of Jharkhand gave his team a bright start as he scored a double century -- picking up 273 runs off 336 balls. Delhi had won the toss and elected to field first.
Pant has never featured for the senior India cricket team, despite an impressive show for Indian U-19s during the ICC U19 World Cup in Bangladesh this year. He smashed the fastest 50 in the tournament's history during the league stage. He played for Indian Premier League side Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2016, after being bought by the franchisee for Rs 1.9 crore from a base price of 10 lakh.
An overview of the record set by Rishabh Pant on Tuesday
Record: Fastest Indian batsman to score 100 runs in first-class cricket.
For which team: Ranji Trophy Delhi side.
When did this happen: November 8, 2016.
Whose record did he break: VB Chandrasekhar's record of 100 runs off 56 balls, scored for Tamil Nadu during the 1998-89 Irani Trophy.
What match is going on: Ranji Trophy 2016-17 game between Delhi and Jharkhand.
Venue of the match: St Xavier's KCA Cricket Ground, Trivandrum.