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Watch: Rishabh Pant wins best fielder award, receives medal from ‘special’ Dinesh Karthik

Watch: Rishabh Pant wins best fielder award, receives medal from ‘special’ Dinesh Karthik

Pant took the catch of Jos Butler and stumped Moeen Ali to win the award over other contenders such as Ravindra Jadeja, Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli.

The Indian cricket team made history on Thursday when they defeated the reigning champions, England, by 68 runs to guarantee their place in the T20 World Cup final. In addition to the general revelry, the renowned BTS Dressing Room medal for best fielder was also given out. The widely adored Indian cricket player Dinesh Karthik presented Rishabh Pant with the esteemed medal.

Pant winning games from behind the stumps

Pant was the recipient of the award because he was quick and nimble behind the stumps. In this T20 World Cup, this is his second best fielder medal.

With just four runs off of six balls, Pant had a poor day with the bat. Pant got out out after attempting to heave Sam Curran through the leg-side. However, he was his usual calm self in the field, winning the best fielder award. Pant took the catch of Jos Butler and stumped Moeen Ali to win the award.

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Karthik’s emotional speech

While presenting the medal to Pant, Karthik said, “There are many stories in sport but there are not many better than to the person I am giving the medal to. What he’s gone through a year ago, I think six months ago, no one expected him to be in this team, not many would have expected him to play this sport this early, but for him to come out here and play the way he has done, all are very happy for him and he has made millions happy by just being on the field – Rishabh Pant.”

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