Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant arguably might be one of the most disappointed players right now as he had the chance to carve his legacy as captain. With the IPL 2021 indefinitely postponed, the opportunity went away for Rishabh Pant, who led the Capitals to the top of the table after Sunday’s game. Nevertheless, the 23-year old did not forget to send his best wishes for KL Rahul and prayed for his recovery.
Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul complained of severe abdominal pain on Sunday, hours before the clash against the Delhi Capitals. It emerged that the right-handed batsman had to go for appendicitis surgery as he flew to Mumbai the same day to undergo the procedure. According to the latest reports, Rahul has had a successful surgery and could have likely joined the bubble as well after a week’s rest and completing all the COVID-19-related protocols.
Before Sunday’s match between the Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals, KL Rahul held the Orange Cap with 331 runs. However, the need to have surgery caused him to miss that encounter. Shikhar Dhawan, who was at the second spot, bagged the leading run-getter after that with 380 runs. In Rahul’s absence, Mayank Agarwal captained the side and did his best as his unbeaten 99 gave the Kings 166 to defend. However, the Capitals were too good as Dhawan’s sublime fifty guided them to a seven-wicket win.
Sending you prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery: Rishabh Pant
Get well soon bro, @klrahul11
Sending you prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery!.
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) May 4, 2021
Rishabh Pant took to his official Twitter handle and wished for KL Rahul to get well soon and prayed for his speedy recovery. Pant was the most successful captain up to a point IPL 2021 got suspended as he led Delhi Capitals to six wins in eight matches. The likes of Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier, Amit Mishra, and Wriddhiman Saha getting tested positive for COVID-19 forced the tournament to be called off.
Apart from that, Chennai Super Kings’ contingent and a few groundsmen in Delhi’s stadium contracted the virus. While Kolkata Knight Riders’ Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier testing positive on Sunday merely meant that their clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore underwent postponement. Nevertheless, the continuous surge of cases meant that the BCCI was left with no other choice.