Rishabh Pant, who has been out of action for 13 months due to injuries from a near-fatal car accident, is anticipated to make a comeback by leading the Delhi Capitals in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Pant, during his recovery, enjoyed watching England’s ‘Bazball’ cricket against Australia in the Ashes last year. Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, reportedly informed Pant that the team would adopt a style of play dubbed ‘Rishball’ in reference to Pant’s aggressive and swashbuckling approach in Test cricket.
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Speaking on the Star Sports’ show titled Believe: To Death and Back, Pant said: “Because England have started playing in a certain fashion, something I am used to [playing]. Rohit bhai says we will also play Rishball. He says you play that anyway, but we will get others also to follow you,”
Rishabh Pant was unable to participate in the IPL last year, leading to the Delhi Capitals appointing David Warner as the captain for the season. Unfortunately, the franchise had a challenging season, finishing ninth among the 10 teams with five wins and nine losses in their 14 matches.
Pant expressed that watching his team struggle from the sidelines at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, their home venue, was not a pleasant experience. He noted that if he had been on the field, he would have approached things differently. He said:
“Itna maza nahin aaya [I didn’t enjoy that much]. I was thinking we could do things this way or that way. I was discussing some things with them [Capitals’ think tank]. But since I was outside, it was different. When you are inside, you control certain things,”
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