Watch: Rishabh Pant comes up with big surprise, does wicket-keeping in full throttle

Updated - 20 Feb 2024, 09:49 PM

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Indian keeper batter Rishabh Pant has come up with a positive update for the fans ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The Delhi Capitals star is back to what he loves and has started batting as well as keeping practice. 

Rishabh Pant on Tuesday (20th February) lighted the fans’ day when he came up with an Instagram post and showed glimpses of his training session at Alur in Bengaluru. The left-hander was seen keeping practice in full throttle as he took some brilliant catches by moving here and there. 

If this was not enough, Rishabh Pant then also was seen batting in nets. They played some glorious drives before hitting some big sixes. He was seen batting without trouble and this could well be an indication of what is expected to come when he makes a comeback. 

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Rishabh Pant has been working hard in the NCA to forge his comeback to cricket. The batter reportedly took part in the warmup game in Alur, near Bengaluru. The keeper-batter was for the first time seen in action after facing a torrid accident in December 2022. 

Rishabh Pant is expected to make a comeback in the IPL 2024. The reports have suggested that he will be captaining Delhi Capitals in the league. It is also learned that he be playing as a pure batter in the tournament and won’t be keeping, which means the franchise will have to play a separate keeper in the team. 

It is also learned that Rishabh Pant is batting with the same agility and freedom is exactly the same as it was before the accident. His mobility hasn’t been hindered and has been showing good signs of recovery ever since he got injured. 

The IPL 2024 is all set to take place from 22nd March. Rishabh Pant will be eager to make a strong comeback and make a statement. The keeper-batter will be crucial for the Delhi Capitals as well as the Indian cricket team going ahead. 

Rishabh Pant is very confident that he’s going to be right to play – Ricky Ponting 

Delhi Capitals head coach recently expressed his delight to see Rishabh Pant while playing. He said that the keeper-batter is very confident of playing in the league. He revealed a conversation with Pant and added: 

Rishabh is very confident that he’s going to be right to play. In what capacity we’re not quite sure yet. You would have seen all the social-media stuff, he’s up and about and running well. But in saying that we’re only six weeks away from the first game as well. So we’re not sure if we’ll get wicketkeeping out of him this year. 

“But I’ll guarantee if I asked him now he’ll say, ‘I’m playing every game, I’m keeping every game and I’m batting at No.4.’ That’s just what he’s like, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed. He’s such a dynamic player. He’s obviously our captain. We missed him incredibly last year,” he concluded.


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