Ahead of the IPL, Delhi Capitals top official's huge update on Rishabh Pant

In the middle of the ongoing speculations over a possible return of Rishabh Pant for his team, the Delhi Capitals, in the 2024 season of the Indian Premier League, the top official of the team, PKSV Sagar, broke silence on Friday about the star player's return. Pant has been sidelined since a car accident in December 2022, but the wicketkeeper batter is making a great recovery and is likely to return to the pitch this year. The first hint of his return to the IPL came back in November when he attended a DC camp in Kolkata, attended by senior support staff of the team, including Sourav Ganguly, who is the director of cricket, Ricky Ponting (head coach), and PravinAmre (assistant coach).
Subsequently, Pant took part in the discussions about the retention and release of players ahead of the auction.
Sagar said they are hoping that India's wicketkeeper batter will soon make a return and play in the IPL 2024. Pant has represented DC since 2016 and scored 2,838 runs in 98 matches at an average of 34.61 and a strike rate of over 147, with a century and 15 fifties to his name.
Sagar told ILT20, "Yes, 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 that he is recovering very well. We hope that by March he will fit and play for us.”


Jan 20, 2024 5:12 AM