“I’m still on recovery to 100 percent” – Rishabh Pant ahead of IPL 2024 mini-auction
By SMCS - Dec 19, 2023 10:45 am
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Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Rishabh Pant has opened up on his recovery and aspirations of playing the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The swashbuckling player is part of the franchise contingent that has landed in Dubai for the mini-auction, scheduled to take place on Tuesday as well. Delhi Capitals have a remaining purse of ₹28.95 crore, with nine slots left in their squad.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant has started making batting practice

“Much better, given what I was doing few months ago. I’m still on recovery to 100 per cent but hopefully in few months time I will be able to do it,” Pant said in a video released by the Delhi Capitals on Twitter. “Sometimes you want to explain to people the kind of player that you want. I feel if I am able to do that, I think most of the part is clear, because playing does play a part but at the same time, if you can get the player you want for the team, then that would be the best thing.”

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“As of now there is no expectation (from the auction), but really excited and looking forward to it, because it is something new and I have not done it. No experience about it, but really exciting times ahead,” he further added.

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Rishabh Pant thanked the people who saved him

However, Rishabh Pant’s career came to a halt courtesy of the unfortunate car accident where he sustained multiple injuries and missed a few international assignments and the IPL season as he underwent extensive surgeries and subsequent rehabilitation.

“It has been really amazing, because whenever we play cricket, we feel no one loves us because there is always pressure. Actually it is a bit of hard time, but I got to know atleast people love us, they respect us and the kind of appreciation and the kind of concern I would say people have shown, I think it was heartfelt for me. It means a lot as an individual when you are going through a very rough time. If your supporters show you love, then it means a lot, and it really helps in recovery,” Rishabh Pant concluded.