ICC Awards: Rishabh Pant the Emerging Cricketer of 2018
Dubai: On Tuesday Rishabh Pant India's fast-rising wicketkeeper-batsman was named the International Cricket Council's Emerging Player of the Year in the world body's annual awards.
The 21-year-old Pant was selected by the ICC's voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018.
He stood out as 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 the month of December.
He was also the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test hundred in Australia.