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Rishabh Pant looks hungry, he is in very good form: Delhi Capitals batting coach Amre

Written by Praveen CA

The swashbuckling Rishabh Pant has showed with his scintillating knock against Gujarat Titans that he is ready to roar in the upcoming T20 World Cup, feels Delhi Capitals’ batting coach Pravin Amre.

A month after returning to competitive cricket after recovering from the multiple injuries sustained during a horrific car accident in December 2022, Pant virtually sealed his spot as India’s first choice wicketkeeper for the T20 World Cup with an unbeaten 88 off 43 balls in DC’s four-run win over GT in an IPL match here on Wednesday.

Skipper Pant and Axar Patel forged a brisk 113-run stand off 68 balls to power DC to 224/4 after they were reeling at 44/3 in their must-win game.

“He started with a two-week camp in Vizag, he came there, he prepared himself very well. I remember when he came for the Vizag camp, he came straight to the ground from the airport.

“And obviously a couple of good knocks gave him the confidence and today we saw a special knock. Finishing was important, and we saw how Rishabh single-handedly got 31 runs against an experienced bowler , and that really says that he is in good form.”

Amre also praised Axar, who made the opportunity count after being promoted to the No.3 spot.

“He was hungry and made sure everyday he is going to utilise. It is all about his hard work, which is paying him,” Amre said at the post-match press conference.

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