Rishabh Pant Will Play IPL 2024 Confirms Sourav Ganguly

Written by Vipin Darwade

In what is great news from Indian cricket and the Delhi Capitals team, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant will be back leading the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise in the 2024 season, confirmed Director of Cricket and former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday. Pant arrived at the DC pre-season training camp going on at the Jadavpur University Salt Lake campus ground in Kolkata.

“Rishabh Pant is in good shape. He will play from next season. He will not practice now. He is here till 11th November. We had a discussion about the team with Pant as he is the captain of the team, considering the upcoming auctions,” Sourav Ganguly told India Today in Kolkata.

Pant has been out of international cricket since a horrific car crash near Dehradun in December las year. The Indian wicketkeeper has been recuperating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after undergoing multiple surgeries for ligament damage in his knee after the car accident.

The DC captain will not be practicing with the bat or be seen behind the stumps during the four-day camp in Kolkata but will be part of team discussions ahead of IPL 2024 mini auction, which is set to take place in Dubai on December 19 this year.

“Rishabh won’t be practising here though. There’s still time for him to get down to practice. By January (2024), he’ll get even better,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by Telegraph newspaper.

“We were talking about the team. He is the captain, so he put in his views regarding the upcoming auction. That’s the reason he has come here, to finalise certain aspects related to the team,” Ganguly added.

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