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Why Rishabh Pant Could Miss IPL 2024?

Why Rishabh Pant Could Miss IPL 2024?

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Delhi Capitals’ star player, Rishabh Pant, faces an uncertain future ahead of the 2024 IPL season as he continues to recover from a serious car accident. Despite hopes for his return,

Pant’s absence from the squad remains a possibility as the National Cricket Academy (NCA) has yet to approve his participation. With his recovery progressing slowly, doubts spread over his ability to handle the demands of IPL matches.

Once seen as a potential game-changer, Pant’s fate now depends on the NCA’s decision. While initially not chosen for the team, there is talk that Delhi Capitals may reconsider adding him later.

The final decision on Pant’s IPL 2024 journey depends on the NCA’s assessment, leaving both fans and team management unsure. As the Delhi Capitals await official confirmation, the uncertainty surrounding Pant’s status complicates the team’s preparations for the upcoming season.

On December 30, 2022, Rishabh Pant encountered a frightening car accident while traveling from Delhi to his hometown of Roorkee. The Indian cricketer was driving alone when he reportedly fell asleep at the wheel, causing his Mercedes to collide with a road divider and then catch fire.

Local people, including a bus driver, quickly came to his aid, and he was taken to a hospital in Roorkee before being transferred to Max Hospital in Dehradun for further medical attention.

Pant suffered various injuries, including cuts on his forehead, a torn ligament in his right knee, and scrapes on his back. He underwent surgery to address these injuries.

Rishabh Pant in action for IPL 2023.
Rishabh Pant in action for IPL 2023

Pant has been India’s primary wicketkeeper-batter across all formats in recent years. However, a tragic car accident forced him to miss several major cricketing events, including IPL 2023 and the ODI World Cup 2024.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) previously updated positively on Pant’s progress in July 2023, mentioning that he resumed batting and keeping in nets and made significant strides in rehabilitation.

In IPL 2024, the Delhi Capitals, led by Rishabh Pant, will play alongside strong players like David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ishant Sharma.

They have a mix of experienced and young players, making them a tough team to beat. David Warner hits the ball hard, Prithvi Shaw plays aggressively, and Kuldeep Yadav spins the ball well, while Ishant Sharma bowls fast and has lots of experience.

Even though they haven’t won the IPL yet, they’ve played well before. With Rishabh Pant leading them and a talented squad, they’re serious about winning the IPL 2024 and getting their first championship title.

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