Rishabh Pant is set to lead Delhi Capitals at IPL 2023. There’s been no official word from the franchise, but what’s certain is that it’s only by a miracle that the Pants are able to helm DC this year…and if so, who will lead DC? Ricky Ponting said finding a replacement for someone like Punt would not be easy.
Rishab, who underwent major knee surgery after a car crash on the Delhi-Dehradun highway on December 30 last year, injuring almost all of his ligaments on his way home, slowly but surely pushed his punt. I started on the road to recovery. The Indian wicket-keeper hitter is still in Mumbai’s private hospital but is expected to be discharged in the first week of February. It’s been about 4-6 months since he started training and serious cricket training.So Pants will definitely miss the Border Gavascar Trophy against Australia and possibly the IPL.
He was due to lead Delhi Capitals in his IPL 2023. There’s no official announcement from the franchise, but it’s certain that Pants can miraculously lead DC this year. If so, who will lead DC? Legendary Australian cricketer and current head coach of the Derry-based franchise, Ricky Ponting, will find a replacement for someone like Punt He said it was not easy.
“These guys can’t be replaced. It’s very easy,” Ponting told the ICC. and we are already wicketkeeper batsmen.”
Ponting, who shares a great friendship with the attacking left-hander, will miss India badly on Punt’s serve in a four-game series starting Feb. 9. “I think he’s one of the best 6-7 Test hitters in the world, don’t you think?” asked Ponting (Punt is currently No. 7 in the MRF Tires ICC Men’s Test batting rankings and India’s top-ranked hitter),” Ponting added.
The punt played a big role when the injury-plagued Indian team defeated Australia in their final match.
“When he started, we thought he was probably going to be a better T20 and one-day hitter than a Test hitter, but it actually worked out the other way around.His Test cricket is remarkable. The series against Australia, even the four Test series there, we know how he played against Australia last time. I’m sure he was looking forward to this series and people around the world were looking forward to seeing him play.”