Does Rishabh Pant smoke?: No.Does Rishabh Pant drink alcohol?: Not Known.Rishabh always wanted to be a cricketer and grew-up idolizing Australian Wicket-keeper Batsman, Adam Gilchrist.At the age of 12, he moved from Roorkee to Delhi for professional coaching in cricket. Initially, he was enrolled at the Sonnet Club, where his childhood coach Tarak Sinha suggested him to move to Rajasthan for better opportunities in cricket.He represented the Rajasthan at U-14 and U-16 level. He faced discrimination in the Rajasthan cricket circle for being an outsider and was thrown out of an academy. Rishabh Pant in younger days.To save his cricketing career, he moved from Rajasthan to Delhi, which proved to be the right move for him; as he played exceptionally well for Delhi at various age-level tournaments, and made his first-class debut for Delhi in 2015.When he started playing for the India-A team, its coach Rahul Dravid played a big role in grooming his batting skills as he used to spend long hours with Pant to improve his batting. Rishabh Pant With Rahul Dravid.In 2016, Delhi Daredevils bought him for 1.9 crore from a base price of 10 lakhs.He holds the record for the fastest 50 in the U19 World Cup history (18 balls) in 2016.In 2017, his father passed away due to a cardiac arrest, and just two days after cremating his father, he showed exemplary character by making 57 runs for Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match.