Breaking Sanju Samson’s IPL record for the T20 World Cup, Rishabh Pant just missed passing Virat Kohli.

Breaking Sanju Samson’s IPL record for the T20 World Cup, Rishabh Pant just missed passing Virat Kohli.

This is Rishabh Pant’s first competitive match after he made his way back from serious injuries sustained in a December 2022 vehicle accident.

13 April 2024, New Delhi 

The competition to be included in India’s T20 World Cup 2024 roster is becoming more fierce, particularly for the wicketkeeper-batter position. There are other candidates vying for that job, including Jitesh Sharma, Dhruv Jurel, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan Sanju Samson, and KL Rahul.

However, out of the six, Rahul has not yet found his rhythm, while Samson, Pant, and Ishan have set the pace.

The applicants will need to demonstrate their form and establish their claims in the first half of the season, as the selection committee is expected to debate potential candidates by the end of April.

Pant had terrible injuries in a vehicle accident, and he hasn’t played cricket for his country since December 2022. His first competitive tournament after quickly recovering fully is the 2024 Indian Premier League; however, he has demonstrated form and fitness, guiding the Delhi Capitals in the current campaign.

Pant leads DC in runs scored in the IPL 2024 thus far, with 194 from six games. He has also ripped off a few fifty-score innings.

He contributed significantly to DC’s six-wicket victory over the Lucknow Super Giants on Friday, hitting a rapid 41 off only 24 balls, which included two sixes and four fours.

Throughout his innings, the 26-year-old surpassed the previous mark set by Rajasthan Royals captain Samson to become the third-fastest player in IPL history to reach 3,000 runs.

When the Gujarat Titans played RR in Jaipur earlier this week, captain Shubman Gill set a new IPL record for the fastest time, reaching three thousand runs.

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