Since making his international debut, Rishabh Pant has been on fire in Test cricket. The left-handed batter scored 50 off 28 balls, the fastest by an Indian.
He went after the Sri Lankan bowlers in the second Test and hit 7 fours and 2 sixes.
In the process, Pant has joined the greats of the game in an elite list. He has hit 44 maximums and is third on the list of the batters who have hit most sixes in the first 30 Tests.
Shahid Afridi hit 52 sixes in 27 Tests, while Rohit Sharma’s tally was 51.
Colin de Grandhomme with 41 sixes in 28 Tests and Tim Southee with 40 maximums are also part of the group.
Meanwhile, India are on the verge of winning the ongoing day-night Test in Bengaluru.
Sri Lanka still need 419 runs with just 9 wickets in hands on a difficult track.
Earlier, India scored 252 and 303/9d in their two innings. Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 109 with Jasprit Bumrah taking five wickets. Chasing 447 to win, the visitors are 28/1 in the second innings.