[caption id="attachment_793897" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-793897" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Pant-AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="471" /> Rishabh Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Dubai:</strong> India's fast-rising wicketkeeper-batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rishabh-pant/">Rishabh Pant</a> was Tuesday named the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc">International Cricket Council</a>'s Emerging Player of the Year in the world body's annual awards. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/virat-kohli-first-player-to-sweep-all-three-top-icc-awards-793863">Virat Kohli first player to sweep all three top ICC awards</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>The 21-year-old Pant was picked by the ICC's voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-cant-just-pinpoint-flaws-and-not-help-rishabh-pant-on-critics-792083">Can't just pinpoint flaws and not help: Pant on critics</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2018-1st-test-rishabh-pant-holds-sixth-catch-to-level-ms-dhonis-record-775242">equalled the record</a> for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 against Australia in Adelaide in December. He was also the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test hundred in Australia.