Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Fans across the globe are expecting that aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will play the 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the nearly-fateful car accident last year.

Pant missed one-and-a-half-years of cricket due to injuries he sustained in the accident. He is currently on the recovery path and is expected to be match fit by next month.

Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting gave a good news to the fans by saying that Pant is likely to be available for the full season. However, the former Australia captain said that Pant may not be able to keep wickets this season.

“Rishabh is very confident that he is going to be right to play. In what capacity we are not quite sure yet. You would have seen all the social-media stuff, he is up and about and running well. But in saying that we are only six weeks away from the first game as well. So we’re not sure if we’ll get wicketkeeping out of him this year,” said Ponting.

“But I’ll guarantee if I asked him now he’ll say, ‘I’m playing every game, I’m keeping every game and I’m batting at No.4.’ That’s just what he’s like, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed,” he added.