Delhi's Rishabh Pant scores the fastest century in Ranji Trophy history

This young lad will surely get a Test match call in the future. The reason is that he is scoring tons of runs already in the domestic circuit. Rishabh Pant, who had scored a triple-century recently, has scored the fastest century in the history of Ranji Trophy as he scored a century in just 48 balls. He hit 10 sixes in the process. The Delhi lad punished Jharkhand bowlers to hit his second century in the Ranji Trophy encounter.

This was the second hundred by Pant in the match. In the first innings also, Rishabh Pant had scored a century in just 82 balls.

Rishabh Pant is not much old in the domestic circuit.  But he has already created waves with his aggressive batting. In his fourth first class game, Rishabh Pant had hit 308 runs in 326 balls against Maharashtra. With a great strike-rate of 94.5, he struck his triple-century. He had hot 42 fours and nine sixes in the process.

Rishabh Pant got out at 135 runs in just 67 balls. Ashish Kumar took his wicket. However, his two centuries will leave a mark at the minds of the selectors.

India have not been able to find  a replacement for Virender Sehwag, who had this great ability to score runs quickly in Test matches. Sehwag was fearless when it came to scoring shots, On many occasions, Sehwag completed his Test century by hitting a six. Rishabh Pant’s idea of batting is pretty much like his batting idol Virender Sehwag. The big question is, will Indian team management consider his candidature for the national side? The answer is they can.

India’s regular openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have been out of the team due to injury. KL Rahul is also injured. The selectors have just announced the team for the first two Tests against England. With his performance, the batsman has pushed his case.