Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni Comparison: Rishabh Pant has played only 31 Tests so far. In so few Test matches, this strong player has left his own mark. Along with wicketkeeping, the amazing performance he has shown with the bat, he is being compared to the former Indian wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni.
This comparison is also true because Rishabh has left behind many achievements of Dhoni in his short Test career or to say that the achievements which Dhoni could not achieve in 90 Test matches of his career, those achievements were made only by Dhoni. Have achieved only by playing third match.
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Dhoni played a total of 90 Tests in his career. In this, he could score only 6 centuries. Whereas Rishabh Pant has scored 5 centuries in 31 test matches so far.
Centuries outside Asia:
Dhoni played 39 Test matches outside Asia in his Test career but he could never score a century. While Rishabh Pant has scored 4 centuries in 23 Test matches outside Asia. He has scored two centuries in England and one century each in Australia and South Africa.
Dhoni scored a Test century in 93 balls against Pakistan in the year 2005. This was the fastest century by an Indian wicketkeeper. But recently, Rishabh Pant has also made this record in his name by scoring a century in 89 balls against England at Edgbaston.
Runs in Test Cricket:
Dhoni has scored 4876 runs in 144 innings of Test cricket. Rishabh Pant has scored 2066 runs in 52 innings.
Dhoni scored runs in his career at a batting average of 38.09. Rishabh is quite ahead in this matter. His batting average is 43.04.
Dhoni’s strike rate in Test cricket has been 59.11 while Rishabh Pant has so far scored runs at a blistering strike rate of 72.84.
Dhoni took a total of 294 victims behind the wicket in Test cricket i.e. 3.26 per match sent to the pavilion. Rishabh Pant has so far hunted 118 batsmen i.e. in this case his average per match has been 3.80. That is, here too Pant is seen a little ahead of his mentor Dhoni.