Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former India captain and Delhi Capitals’ Director of Cricket Sourav Ganguly feels Rishabh Pant is an instinctive captain. As per the former great, Pant’s leadership skills will refine with time and experience.

“Pant is a young captain, he’ll learn with time. The way he returned from injury to play a full season; we had our doubts during the off season,” said Ganguly during an interaction.

“Indian players are crucial, especially since the TATA IPL shifted to 10 teams. I am very happy for him that he returned to play so well over a full season. He has all my well wishes for whatever is next,” the former southpaw added.

Notably, explosive wicket-keeper batter Pant returned to competitive cricket after a painstakingly long rehab following a horrific car crash in December 2022. The 26-year-old resumed his duties as the Delhi Capitals captain in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

Ganguly said that though Pant has time and again showcased his astute captaincy during the IPL, he has also erred in his decisions a few times.

“With time, Pant will become a better captain. Nobody is a great captain from day one, but he is an instinctual captain, he makes decisions on the ground. With more time, he will get better,” said Ganguly.