Delhi Capitals’ (DC) director of cricket, Sourav Ganguly revealed that the young Indian wicket-keeper batter, Rishabh Pant can take up to 2 years to play for India again. Ganguly who is with the DC in a management role for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season, revealed the details in an interview with the news agency PTI.
The former Indian skipper said that it would be tough to fill the void left by Rishabh Pant in the Delhi Capitals (DC) team, and the team has not finalized his replacement as of yet. The former batter said that he had a chat with Pant a couple of times since his horrific accident in December 2022.
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As per the quotes in India Today, Sourav Ganguly said, “I spoke to him a couple of times. Obviously, he is going through a tough period, through injuries and surgeries and I wish him well. In a year’s time or may be in a couple of years’ time, he will be back playing for India.”
DC is yet to announce Pant’s replacement and Ganguly is still undecided on who is better between young gloveman, Abhishek Porel and domestic veteran Sheldon Jackson. He said, “We still need a bit of time to figure out. The next camp starts before IPL.”
Delhi Capitals will be finding a new captain and it is possible that Australian opener David Warner might be given the position due to his experience. DC held a three-day camp at Kolkata where the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Ishant Sharma, Chetan Sakariya, and Manish Pandey were seen along with other domestic players.
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Talking about the same, Sourav Ganguly said, “The IPL is still a month away and the season has just started. It is difficult to get all the players together for the amount of cricket they play. There are four or five who are playing Irani Trophy. Sarfaraz has an injured finger and it’s not a broken finger. He should be okay for the IPL.”