Rishabh Pant is currently out of cricketing action as he is still recovering from the fatal accident he suffered in 2022. The wicketkeeper-batter almost had a life-taking accident while he was returning home to meet his mother. Pant has been out of action for more than a year now and he is eyeing a comeback in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 as he might feature as an impact player in the rich cash league.
Pant rewinds the time about the first time he wore the national shirt, following an excellent performance for India at the 2016 U19 World Cup in Bangladesh. He made his international debut in the third game of the three-match T20I series between India and England at Bangalore's M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The 26-year-old batter came to bat in the 19th over after left-arm fast bowler Tymal Mills got the crucial wicket of Yuvraj Singh. Pant hit Mills for a four-through short fine leg to stay not out on 5 off 3 balls. He has been a crucial member of India's overseas victory over Australia and England as well.
The majority of the time I didn’t feel like that: Rishabh Pant
Pant told Star Sports, "The majority of the time I didn’t feel like that. I was in awe at the beginning. You have watched all of them on TV. But they were all welcoming. Even the super seniors made me comfortable. It’s the team culture to make everyone comfortable. And when it happens at the start, it's good. Because at 17-18 years you know nothing about life."
"You have experiences, of course; I tried to learn as a kid. I think all of these things are beneficial, not everyone gets experiences like these. And the things you learn from your experiences help you a lot in your life. Your brain starts reading life like that." Pant has been a star for the Men in Blue in crisis situations in home and as well as away conditions and the cricketing fraternity will never forget his iconic Gabba innings in the 2020-21 tour.