Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former India captain and Delhi Capitals Director of Cricket for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 has confirmed that skipper of the team Rishabh Pant will miss the forthcoming session of the cash- rich league as the wicketkeeper-batsman is still recovering from the car accident.

“Rishabh Pant will not be available for the Indian Premier League 2023. I am in connection with Delhi Capitals. It will be a great IPL (for the team), we will do well but Rishabh Pant’s injury will affect the Delhi Capitals,” said Ganguly during an interview.

Notably, Pant met with a horrific car accident on December 30 while he was going to Roorkee to meet his mother. Pant suffered multiple injuries in the accident and is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mumbai. Pant was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital last week.

Pant has suffered a ligament injury too and it may take around four months to heal. The next edition of IPL is likely to begin in March last week.

Ganguly has been appointed as the Director of Cricket for Delhi Capitals for IPL 2023 season.

Pant, 25, met with a horrific car accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway after his Mercedes car collided with a divider.

“Rishabh has two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee, and has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, toe and has suffered abrasion injuries on his back,” the BCCI said in a statement last week.