IPL 2024: DC Announces Rishabh Pant Captain After Replacing Marquee Star

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Rishabh Pant has been announced as the captain of Delhi Capitals in the upcoming edition of IPL. The announcement was made by the franchise on Tuesday, 19 March via an official statement. The wicketkeeper-batter is making a return to the sport after 14 months, and he has been notably a part of the Delhi Capitals pre-season camp in Vizag.

Rishabh Pant returns

Since his awful near-fatal car accident in December 2022 on his way to his Roorkee residence, Pant has not participated in any competitive cricket matches. Over the past year, Pant has worked incredibly hard to heal from several injuries to his body.

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Just before the Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India deemed the wicketkeeper-batter fit. The news that Pant will be joining the Delhi Capitals is a major relief for the fans who have been awaiting his return to play.

Speaking on the occasion, DC chairman and co-owner Parth Jindal said that Pant had shown a lot of grit during his road to recovery.

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“We are delighted to welcome Rishabh back as our Captain. Grit and fearlessness have always dictated his brand of cricket, and not surprisingly, even his road to recovery. I can’t wait to see him walk our team out once again as we look forward to a new season with renewed passion, vigour and enthusiasm,” Jindal said via a statement.

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