‘We Can Have His Number on Our Shirts or on Caps’, Ricky Ponting on Missing Rishabh Pant in Delhi Capitals Dugout


Ricky Ponting Missing Rishabh Pant: We’d want to include him in the team in any manner we can. Ricky Ponting said before the IPL 2023, “We may have his number on our jerseys or hats.”

The Delhi Capitals’ current coach, Ricky Ponting, has stated that the squad would struggle to compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 without their captain and ace batsman Rishabh Pant.

He will skip this year owing to catastrophic injuries incurred in an automobile accident in December last year.

“In a perfect world, he’d be standing close to me in the dugout throughout every game.” Nevertheless, if that isn’t feasible, we’d like to consider him a member of the team in any way we can.

Ricky Ponting missing Pant
Ricky Ponting missing Pant

The addition of an Impact Player to substitute any one batsman in the Playing XI during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match will decrease the role of all-rounders in the squad, according to Delhi Capitals‘ current coach Ricky Ponting at a preview event on Friday.

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Ricky Ponting Comments on Team Captaincy:

Based on the game conditions, a side may deploy a specialized batter or a specialized bowler. In the latter half of a match, a side that has completed bowling and is pursuing a big target has the choice of substituting a leading spinner with a specialized batsman.

We may put his phone number on our shirts or hats. “I just want to make it obvious that he’s our captain, even if he’s not with us,” Ponting said on Friday at a squad gathering in Delhi.

Ponting stated of the Caps’ first-choice wicketkeeper in the unavailability of Pant, “We haven’t chosen that yet.” Sarfaraz (Khan) has visited us, and we’ll make a decision based on the upcoming practice games.

Rishabh Pant has left a significant void. With the impact player rule, we may employ a variety of methods (to narrow down the playing roster).”

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In the unavailability of unwell Pant, David Warner will manage the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2023. Axar Patel, an all-rounder, has been selected as vice-captain.

David Warner was the Caps’ highest run-scorer in the previous IPL, hitting 432 runs with a mean of 48 and a healthy batting average of 150.52, with five fifty.

Warner was freed by Sunrisers Hyderabad and signed Caps in the 2022 mega bidding. Warner was purchased by the Caps at Rs 6.25 crore. On April 1, DC will kick off its season against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the Ekana Ground in Lucknow.

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