‘We might nonetheless like to have him round throughout IPL’: Ricky Ponting on Rishabh Pant | Cricket Information

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NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has spoken his coronary heart out on India batter Rishabh Pant, who met with a life-threatening accident in December final 12 months, saying that they’d wish to have him round within the DC dugout within the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) beginning in March-April.
Talking on The ICC Assessment, Ponting stated that he has been in contact with Pant through the 25-year-old’s restoration.
India wicket-keeper batter Pant was concerned in a automotive crash on December 30 and suffered a number of critical accidents, nevertheless, he’s making regular progress and is anticipated to make a return to the sphere ultimately.
The timeframe on Pant’s return to cricket stays unclear, together with his participation on this season’s IPL not but utterly dominated out.
“If he is truly not bodily match sufficient to play, we might nonetheless like to have him round. He is the kind of cultural chief across the group, being the captain, and that angle and infectious smile and snigger he has is what all of us love a lot about him,” Ponting stated.
“I completely love the bloke, I instructed him that on the cellphone the final couple of days. It was a horrifying time, a extremely scary time for everyone, not to mention him. Anybody that is aware of him loves him – he is a extremely infectious younger man that has the world at his toes nonetheless. So we’ll hold our fingers crossed and hope that he can get again to taking part in sooner quite than later,” Ponting instructed The ICC Assessment.
“If he is truly capable of journey and be across the group, then I would like him sitting beside me within the dugout day-after-day of the week. I am going to definitely be ensuring, come the center of March once we get collectively in Delhi and begin our camps and stuff, if he is capable of be there, then I would like him round the entire time,” stated the Aussie legend.
Nevertheless, it’s deemed extraordinarily unlikely that DC skipper Pant will play within the IPL 2023 with the top coach Ponting already taking a look at other ways to make up for the lack of his star participant.
“You possibly can’t change these guys, easy as that. They do not develop on bushes, gamers like that. We have to have a look at – and we already are – a alternative to come back into the squad, a wicketkeeper-batter,” Ponting stated.
(With inputs from ANI)

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