Indian team’s wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant was badly injured in a car accident in the month of December 2022. After this, Pant also had to undergo knee surgery. For this reason, he has not been able to return to professional cricket till now. At the same time, everyone is hopeful that Rishabh Pant will be seen returning to the field in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Now regarding his comeback, Delhi Capitals team head coach Ricky Ponting has also given big information to everyone through his statement. According to Ponting, Pant is completely confident that he will play the IPL 2024 season but it is difficult to say whether he will captain or not.
We still don’t know what he will be able to do
Ricky Ponting, in response to a question asked on ESPN Cricinfo about Rishabh Pant’s return, said that Rishabh is confident that he can play the entire IPL 2024 season. But we cannot say anything yet about what he will be able to do. You all must have seen on social media that he is running, running. However, there is only less than 6 weeks left for the start of the IPL 2024 season, so it is not certain whether he will be able to keep wickets or not. Yes, I can definitely say that if I ask him now, he will say that I will play every match, I will keep wicket in every match and I will bat at number 4. It is like that but we just have to take a decision looking at the situation at that time.
We missed him a lot last season
The IPL 2024 season was very bad for the Delhi Capitals team. Regarding this, Ricky Ponting further said in his statement that we had felt the absence of Rishabh Pant a lot last season. If you look at his situation, the last 12 to 13 months have been very difficult for him. If he manages to play even 10 out of 14 league matches in the upcoming season, it will be a big thing for us. At the same time, Ponting made it clear that if Pant does not captain the team in the IPL 2024 season, then David Warner will fulfill this responsibility.
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