‘Players Like Him Don’t Grow On Treesโ€ฆ’, Ricky Ponting Huge Statement Before Border Gavaskar Trophy

The Indian wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant has slowly but definitely begun his road to recovery after undergoing significant knee surgery. After the accident, all of his ligaments got damaged in a car incident on December 30 last year while returning home on the Delhi-Dehradun route.

The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman is still a patient at a Mumbai private hospital, but he will be discharged during the first week of February. He may need two months to begin light training and four to six months to begin impactful training and regular cricket practice, according to sources. This implies that Pant will most likely miss the IPL as well as the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match against Australia.

In IPL 2023, he was supposed to lead Delhi Capitals. Even while there hasn’t been any formal statement from the team, it is obvious that Pant leading DC this year would need a miracle. If that’s the case, who will serve as DC’s leader? It’s hard to find a replacement for someone like Pant, according to veteran Australian cricketer and current head coach of the Delhi-based franchise Ricky Ponting.

While having a conversation with ICC, Pant said, “You canโ€™t replace those guys, simple as that. They donโ€™t grow on trees, players like that. Weโ€™ve got to look at โ€“ and we already are โ€“ a replacement to come into the squad, a wicketkeeper-batsman.โ€

The attacking left-handed batter and Ponting have a great bond, and Ponting predicted that India will miss Pant’s services during the four-match series beginning on February 9.

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