Rishabh Pant has been in sensational form in recent months. He topped it off with a record-breaking innings on Sunday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Batting against Sri Lanka, Pant hit a fifty of just 28 balls, thereby scoring the fastest fifty for India in Tests. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as Rishabh Pant smashes the fastest fifty by an Indian in Tests beating Kapil Dev.
The fastest fifty by an Indian in Tests
Former India captain Kapil Dev had held the record for scoring the fastest fifty for India in Test cricket. The all-rounder had achieved the feat against Pakistan in Karachi in 1982. Kapil Dev had taken just 30 balls to reach his half-century. Shardul Thakur had come close to this record when he recorded a 31-ball fifty against England in 2021. However, his Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant has now gotten past the record.
Pant scored seven boundaries and two huge hits out of the park to complete his fifty of just 28 deliveries. Despite a few quick wickets, Pant did not slow down and kept taking on the bowlers. This approach paid him dividends as he went on to score a quickfire fifty. In the first innings, he had made 39 runs from 26 balls before he got out. He had a good chance to break the record on Day 1 but it was on Day 2 that he finally broke it.
Twitter reacts to Rishab Pant’s sensational achievement
Most of the other batters were struggling on the rank turner in Bengaluru. However, Pant was in top form. He hardly had troubles in getting runs and one of the major reasons for this was his positive approach. Although he could not kick on to get a big one, he has helped India in getting some vital runs. In the section below, we take a look at what Twitter had to say about Pant’s new record:
Rank Turner? No Problem
Rishabh Pant breaks Kapil Dev record to smash fastest fifty by an Indian in Test cricket history.Advertisement
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 13, 2022
History: Fastest fifty by an Indian in Test cricket – Rishabh Pant from just 28 balls.Advertisement
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 13, 2022
Rishabh Pant has the fastest fifty in Test cricket for 🇮🇳 💪Advertisement
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 13, 2022
— w (@ShaheenHypebot) March 13, 2022
Pant finally gets the fastest fifty for India in tests. If he keeps going like this, the fastest hundred isn’t too far away.
— Arvind (@absolutarvind) March 13, 2022Advertisement
— Sports Fantasy Guruji (@SFGPrediction) March 13, 2022Advertisement
Paisa vasool – sums up Rishabh Pant! Sheer thrill watching him bat! #INDvsSL
— Soorya Sesha (@sooryasesha7) March 13, 2022Advertisement