INDIA: According to Sourav Ganguly, the former president of the national cricket organisation, India’s Rishabh Pant will miss the lucrative Indian Premier League because of the injuries he incurred in a vehicle accident last month.
The Indian cricketer was seriously injured when his Mercedes SUV was involved in an accident early on December 30 north of New Delhi.
After the car caught fire, a bus driver and conductor intervened to save him. Pant would have to lead the Delhi Capitals team in the yearly, two-month competition, which will get underway in late March or early April and will include some of the top names in international cricket.
According to sources, Ganguly, who is expected to join Delhi Capitals as director of cricket, says Rishabh Pant won’t be available for the IPL.
Ganguly predicted that the Delhi Capitals would have a great IPL season despite Rishabh Pant’s injury.
After the accident, the 25-year-old was sent to Mumbai for extra treatment and surgery, where he was treated for a few days after being hurt.
According to the Indian Cricket Board, Pant had injuries to his wrist, ankle, back, and right knee, which had a ruptured ligament.
The flamboyant batsman and wicketkeeper Pant is a mainstay of the Test squad and has made a substantial contribution to some of India’s most memorable victories over the last three years.
He was dropped from the squads for the ongoing one-day internationals and T20 matches against Sri Lanka the days before the incident due to his poor white-ball performance in recent months.
Also, Pant is probably going to skip Australia’s upcoming tour of India, which will include four Test matches in February and March between the two bitter rivals.
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