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Rishabh Pant named ICC’s Emerging Player of the Year 2018

Rishabh Pant celebrates after scoring a century on day 2 of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Sydney on January 4, 2019.

Rishabh Pant celebrates after scoring a century on day 2 of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Sydney on January 4, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Cameron Spencer

He equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 against Australia in Adelaide

India’s fast-rising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was on Tuesday named the International Cricket Council’s Emerging Player of the Year in the world body’s annual awards.

The 21-year-old Pant was picked by the ICC’s voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018.

He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England, and equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 against Australia in Adelaide in December.

He was also the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test hundred in Australia.

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