Rishabh Pant, the young wicketkeeper-batsman for Team India, is seen as a maverick on the cricket pitch. With his ‘commentary’ on the match from behind the stumps, he gives lots of laughs. During the 2018-19 series, his battle with Australian Test captain Tim Paine has become legendary.
Rishabh Pant can do the most daring strokes with ease with the bat, whether it’s reverse-sweeping England icon James Anderson in a Test match or duplicating the feat in a T20I against the pacy Jofra Archer.
Following his heroics with the bat in Australia and subsequent success at home, the left-popularity hander’s has grown by leaps and bounds in recent months against the United Kingdom .
Rishabh Pant is a one-of-a-kind player on and off the field.
While his on-field performances have garnered him many followers, Rishabh Pant’s off-field antics – naughty and childish – have also contributed to his expanding fan base.
On that topic, let’s look at Rishabh Pant’s mischievous side, mostly from beyond the boundary line.
#1 Rishabh Pant – The weight lifter
Rishabh Pant, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, pleasantly surprised fans with his lifting prowess when quarantining in a five-star hotel in Mumbai ahead of the upcoming England trip.
Rishabh Pant not only lifted the team’s performance analyst Hari Prasad Mohan during a gym session, but he also swiveled around while holding the analyst, all without ever seeming like he was about to drop him.
On his Instagram account, the cricketer posted the video with the caption:
#2 Screaming competition with Ziva Dhoni
Rishabh Pant’s role model is none other than former India captain MS Dhoni. When Delhi Capitals met Chennai Super Kings in the IPL earlier this year, the 23-year-old confessed that walking out for the toss alongside his “go-to man” was a wonderful sensation.
Rishabh Pant also has a special bond with MS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva. The two’s screaming competition perfectly reflects their naive chemistry.
#3 Doing a tummy check on Rohit Sharma
While Rishabh Pant shows respect for the team’s seniors, he appears to get along with the majority of them.
In fact, from the outside, the current Team India players’ bonding is impressive. Rishabh Pant appears to be pointing at Rohit Sharma’s tummy in this photo, implying that the latter needs to lose weight. With a cheeky birthday wish, the quirky cricketer shared the image on the latter’s birthday. He expressed himself as follows:
“Happy birthday bhaiya jii @rohitsharma45 ! Hope you have a year filled with runs, except against @delhicapitals.”
#4 Rishabh Pant – the boxing star
Rishabh Pant, as we’ve seen, doesn’t mind being entertained during training.
Nick Webber, Team India’s trainer, discovered how mischievous the Delhi batter could be during one of these gym sessions. With the men, Webber was having an aggressive ‘boxing’ session.
Rishabh Pant grabbed Webber from behind while working out with Yuzvendra Chahal, and a few Indian cricketers, including the wicketkeeper-batsman, began throwing punches at the trainer, all in good fun.
Later, the 23-year-old tweeted the video with a hilarious caption:
“This what happens when @nick.webby makes you workout too much.”