Former Indian captain and Delhi Capitals director of cricket Sourav Ganguly has given a significant update about the return date of Rishabh Pant. The wicketkeeper batter has been out of action after suffering a horrific car accident on December 31 2022. Ganguly was talking to the Press Trust of India and revealed that Pant is still far away from coming back.
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Sourav Ganguly stated that Rishabh Pant will need around two years to make a comeback in the Indian team. He also wished the 25-year-old a quick recovery as he has undergone surgeries after his multiple injuries.
Ganguly said, "I spoke to him a couple of times. Obviously, he is going through a tough period, through injuries and surgeries and I wish him well. In a year's time or maybe in a couple of years' time, he will be back playing for India."
Further in the interview, Sourav Ganguly spoke about a possible replacement for Pant in the upcoming IPL. The 25-year-old southpaw has been leading the Delhi Capitals for around three years now while being the premier wicketkeeper for the team. The ex-BCCI president stated that the Delhi-based franchise still needs time to find a replacement as the IPL is just a month away.
"We still need a bit of time to figure out. The next camp starts before IPL," said Ganguly. "The IPL is still a month away and the season has just started. It is difficult to get all the players together for the amount of cricket they play. There are four or five who are playing Irani Trophy. Sarfaraz has an injured finger and it's not a broken finger. He should be okay for the IPL," he added.
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