Pant is not sure to play IPL! (PC-Rishabh Pant Instagram)
No one knows the answer to whether Rishabh Pant will play in IPL 2024 or not and what Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has said on this issue is going to break the hearts of Pant’s fans. Ricky Ponting told in an interview that Rishabh Pant is confident that he will play in IPL 2024. But Ponting further said that no one knows in what capacity he will be with the team. Ponting said that such videos are circulating on social media that Pant is running well and has recovered. But now the first match of Delhi Capitals is just 6 weeks away and Ponting does not know whether Pant will be able to keep wickets or not.
Ponting’s big statement on Pant
Ponting said that I can guarantee that if I asked him, will you play in IPL 2024? So Pant’s answer will be that he can play every match. He can do wicketkeeping in every match and can bat at number 4. But the Delhi team is not yet confident about this matter.
Play 10 matches, that’s enough!
Ponting said that he will wait for Pant’s fitness report and hope that he will be able to play in IPL 2024. Ponting feels that even if Pant plays only 10 out of 14 matches, it will be a bonus for the Delhi team. Ponting said that until everything is clear on Pant’s fitness, David Warner will captain the team.
Doubt over Pant’s fitness
It is clear that Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has doubts about the fitness of Rishabh Pant. He would not at all want Pant to enter the field with incomplete fitness because it would be a loss for the team and the player. Even if Pant becomes fit, it will be difficult for him to keep wickets this season. Recently, former Indian cricketer Farooq Engineer had claimed that looking at the kind of injury Pant has suffered, it does not seem that he will ever be able to keep wickets. Now if Pant is not able to play in IPL 2024, his fans will be very sad.