Youngster Rishabh Pant has equalled the world record for the most catches taken by wicketkeeper in a Test match. The wicketkeeper-batsmen achieved the feat in the 1st Test against Australia in Adelaide.
Pant finished with 11 catches, and equalled the record for most dismissals in a Test by a wicketkeeper, sharing it with England's Jack Russell and South Africa's AB de Villiers.
"It was really nervous as they were coming close, but we did well. 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." Pant on reaching the milestone.
11 Jack Russell v SA, Johannesburg, 1995
11 AB de Villiers v Pak, Johannesburg, 2013
11* Rishabh Pant v Aus, Adelaide, 2018
Most for India:
11 Pant vs AUS, Adelaide (2018)
10 Saha v SA, Cape Town, 2018
9 Dhoni v Aus, MCG, 2014
The wicketkeeper caught six batsmen in first innings and five in the next on way to the record.
Pant equalled the India record when he took his tenth catch of the match -- a top edge off Australia skipper Tim Paine.
"It was nervous as they were coming close, but we did well. I'm happy to contribute to the team. I always enjoy troubling batsmen, I love it when they concentrate on me and not on the bowlers," said Pant, who was heard egging on the bowlers on the stump mic.
In the first innings, Pant had equalled Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record of most catches (six) by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test innings.
Pant, who is playing only his sixth Test, was selected in the Indian team following an injury to Saha.