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Former Indian cricketer and Delhi player Virender Sehwag praised Rishabh Pant for his excellent triple-ton against Maharashtra during the second round of Ranji Trophy 2016-17. After the marathon partnership of 594 runs by Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawne in the first innings, Delhi replied strongly and all because of Pant s triple-century. He became second wicketkeeper-batsman to score triple-ton in Ranji Trophy and seventh overall in First-Class cricket. Pant is only second batsman after Raman Lamba to do this as Delhi batsman. At the age of 19, Pant becomes third youngest batsman to score a triple-century after Wasim Jaffer and Abhinav Mukund.

With this achievement, it is evident that Sehwag will surely tweet because he also used to represent Delhi in domestic cricket. Also, Pant s strike-rate was close to 100 and that s the way Sehwag used to play in his playing days. Pant scored 308 from just 326 deliveries at an impressive strike-rate of 94.47, which includes 42 boundaries and nine sixes. Sehwag reacted to his knock by Pant in his own witty style by taking dig at Delhi s opponent and calls his innings as the brilliant one. Pant s triple ton in this makes it third such First-Class match where two batsman scored triple-century.

Beside Pant, Dhruv Shorey was the second highest scorer from Delhi as he made 71 and no other could even touch 50-run mark. Despite Pant s knock, Maharashtra gained the lead of 45 runs and the match is expected to end in draw.