The Indian international and Delhi Capitals player in the IPL, Rishabh Pant is currently recovering from injuries sustained due to a car accident in Roorkee, Uttarakhand in December last year. Just a couple of days ago, he shared an Instagram story with the hashtag NCA, indicating that he has begun his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Earlier today, Arani Basu of TOI tweeted the latest details about Sonnet Club, from where Rishabh Pant and many other cricketers went on to become international players for India. She wrote on Twitter, “It’s a sad day in Delhi cricket. The Sonnet club has been forced to move out of Venkateswara College by the administration. A club that has provided 12 India cricketers under Dronacharya awardee coach Tarak Sinha. Rishabh Pant has practiced here all his life and studied there!”
Shortly afterwards, Rishabh Pant quoted her tweet and expressed his disappointment on Sonnet Club getting served an eviction notice. “It is so disheartening to see my club that has produced so many international cricketers over the years and continues to do so has been served an eviction notice. It played a major role in shaping my cricketing career and many more like me. This is like a home for all of us,” he wrote.
The 25-year-old also asked the authorities on the case to reconsider their move and let Sonnet Club work normally as before. “We have always followed the rules set by the college. I would like to request the governing bodies of Venkateshwara College to reconsider this as Sonnet club is not just a club, it’s like a heritage institution and a home for so many budding cricketers,” part of his tweet read.
Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant, the captain and wicket-keeper batter for Delhi Capitals, has been missed dearly by his franchise, who are languishing at the bottom of the IPL points table as of right now.