The Delhi born has taken just 11 Tests to snare 50 victims, while MS Dhoni took 15 matches to get there.
Back in December, Pant had equaled the record for most catches by a player in a Test when he took 11 catches in the first Test at the Adelaide Oval as India won the first match of the series down under. India went on to win the series 2-1, which was their first in a series in Australia.
After Pant reached the milestone of 50 catches and stumpings faster than Dhoni, the former India captain Dhoni could soon become second most India successful Test captain should the team complete a series whitewash.
Kohli has 27 wins from 47 matches and will overtake his predecessor who has the same number.