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Rishabh Pant Pledges To Promote Sports, Mental Health In Uttarakhand

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Rishabh Pant, the Indian batsman (wicket-keeper) has resolved to give his best in promoting sports and general health among the people of Uttarakhand. Pant said that he believes that the people of Uttarakhand have the potential to make the country proud in various walks of life. Using his twitter handle he expressed his gratitude by thanking Mr. Pushakar Dhami for giving him the opportunity for being as the brand ambassador for promoting the sports and general health between the his people of Uttarakhand. He expressed his willingness towards betterment for the fitness of India.

He also added, “Having come from a small town in Roorkee, I am sure that the people here have the potential to make the country proud in various walks of life,”

Rishabh Pant started of very early when he was just 19 and as a cricketer has seen all the rough patches of his career of cricketing. A very talented and a promising sportsman came to limelight after his smashing performance at the India Under-19s in the 2016 World Cup. A flamboyant left-handed wicket-keeper batsman, he lit up the tournament with a blistering knock of 75 off 24 balls against Nepal followed by a century against Namibia. India lost in the title round – but came back with many positives – nothing bigger than the emergence of Pant.

Pant’s heroism did not go unnoticed, and a few days after his Nepal stunner, he was drafted by the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL auction. He secured a permanent position in the domestic circuit of Delhi and was named as their captain until the end of the season though for the one-day format of the game.

The second season of Ranji was the badest for the outstanding player compared to his first that he copped up at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He scored the second fastest century in T20 history against Himachal Pradesh in just 32 balls. This knock brought him again in the selectors’ list and he was named in the Nidhis Trophy squad.

Pant once again delivered a disappointing performance in his return match. He himself has not been at the international level and often tries to hit the ball too hard for his liking and fails to portray his hitting skills. Astonishingly, in T20 Internationals his striking rate was just over 100 which are indeed very good and appreciable.

Pant is not a finished product by any stretch of the imagination but he has all the raw materials to excel at the international level, and based on which he was reserved by Delhi Daredevils team for him to play under Ricky Ponting and Gautam Gambhir.

Rishabh was retained for the third season and proved to be Delhi’s only shining light in an otherwise very dark campaign. Pant was responsible for demoralizing the bowlers throughout the season. His innings of 125 runs against SRH was one of all time. The way he differentiated the world-class Bhuvneshwar was a testament to his imposing stature as a T20 batsman. He will be churning out for Delhi Capitals this year with a huge amount of international experience under his belt. And he would be well aware that a stellar season could get him a ticket to England for the World Cup. The 24-year-old Pant, who was rested for the New Zealand Test, is currently in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the Indian team is all set to face the Proteas in the three-match Test series starting December 26.

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