Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is all set to make his much-awaited return to competitive cricket in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the horrific accident. Fans are eagerly waiting for the Delhi Capitals captain and his game. 

Meanwhile, legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is also excited to see Pant’s return. However, he is worried that it might take him time to be fluent again.

“I am also a big fan of Pant. For me, the most important thing is he should be healthy like before, so that he can come and entertain us. It will be very difficult for him and it will take some time for him to get that batting fluency. But good that he has started training,” said Gavaskar during a recent interaction.

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“Knee plays a pivotal role in batting as well as keeping – which of course he may not do initially. Maybe he won’t be the usual Rishabh Pant that we are used to seeing. He certainly has the ability to think on his feet. If he gets back to full fitness, the reins of Delhi Capitals should be handed over to him. Let’s stay hopeful. This season is first of him coming back to full fitness. Let’s not rush him into doing something that there will be a setback,” said the Little Master.

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