Updated January 20th, 2024 at 11:40 IST
'...he will play this season': Massive update emerges on Rishabh Pant ahead of rumoured IPL return
GMR Sports CEO has shared a new update over Rishabh Pant's impending return to competitive cricket, which could happen in the IPL 2024 season
The Indian Cricket fans are eagerly waiting for Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant to make his return to competitive cricket. The star-India batter has been taking up training and is under constant monitoring by the NCA after he came off a horrific car accident. Pant has been heavily speculated to return in the 2024 season of the Indian Premier League. Amidst the buzz, a new update has emerged on the keeper-batter's status for the IPL 2024 season.
3 Things you need to know
- Rishabh Pant is a keeper-batter for Team India
- Pant has been off action for over a year
- The Indian wicketkeeper-batter is a part of the Delhi Capitals
Big update emerges on Rishabh Pant's IPL 2024 status
Rishabh Pant's return to cricket has been one of the biggest rumbles in recent history. Since the accident, Pant has been taking up routine practice, and he is being monitored at the NCA. Amid the buzz, GMR Sports CEO PKSV Sagar broke his silence on the star player's potential comeback to cricket amid the continuous rumours that he would play again for his Delhi Capitals team in the 2024 Indian Premier League. As per ANI, CEO Sagar said:
"We are hoping for the best we can expect that he will play this season. He is the biggest player..... If he plays then it will be good for us. Our coaches and Physio are doing work on him and the best part is this he is recovering very well. We hope by March he will fit and play for us."
Interestingly, Rishabh Pant's attendance at a DC camp in Kolkata in November gave rise to the first hints of his impending return to the IPL, which was attended by senior team support personnel like Sourav Ganguly and coach Ricky Ponting, among others. At the IPL Auction in Dubai, Pant was also present at the Delhi Capitals' auction table.
However, a constructive answer on his return remains unavailable, and it is yet to be seen whether he will return or not.
Published January 20th, 2024 at 11:40 IST