A century, WC semi-final berth and IPL contract worth INR 1.9 crore; Rishabh Pant sets social media abuzz
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Twitter goes: ‘A pant that expensive?’ Jokes apart, the Haridwar boy seems to be the new blue eyed boy of Indian cricket. The wicketkeeper batsman of the India’s Under-19 side has been making a habit to grab headlines. On Saturday, his century against Namibia in the ICC Under-19 World Cup quarter-final helped India win by 197 runs. Follow: IPL 2016 Auction: Live updates and pick of the tweets

Pant is now the third highest score in the tournament with 252 runs and they have come at an average of 63 and a strike-rate of 112. In the previous game against Nepal, Pant smashed the fastest fifty in Under-19 World Cup.

The uncapped batsman has now been sold to the Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction for a whopping Rs 1.9 crore, which is 19 times higher than the base price he set for himself. He had set himself a price of Rs 10 lakhs.

It was a super Saturday for the youngster, who is living a dream. Pant was trending on Twitter and we bring you some of the best reactions to social media.