Pant, who is also the skipper of Delhi Capitals, had a harrowing experience in December last year when his car collided with a divider and caught fire.Following the accident, which resulted in multiple injuries, Pant made a remarkable recovery, joining his teammates on Thursday during Delhi Capitals’ training session at the Jadavpur University Salt Lake Campus ground, signaling his return to active cricketing duties.
The news of Pant’s comeback will likely be welcomed by fans and cricket enthusiasts eagerly awaiting his return to the playing field.
“He’s (Pant) good now. He will play in the IPL next season,” Ganguly told reporters giving an update on Pant in Kolkata.
Ganguly, the former India captain, said Pant is on a three-day visit to strategise on team-building ahead of the IPL auctions slated in Dubai on December 19.
Australia opener David Warner led DC in Pant’s absence last season to finish second from the bottom.
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“Rishabh won’t be practising here though. There’s still time for him to get down to practice. By January (2024), he’ll get even better,” Ganguly said.
“We were talking about the team. He is the captain, so he put in his views regarding the upcoming auction. That’s the reason he has come here, to finalise certain aspects related to the team.”
Pant last played for India in their Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur in December last year.
(With PTI inputs)