Navjot Singh Sidhu acknowledged and commended Rishabh Pant’s remarkable comeback to cricket on a show hosted by Star Sports.

Rishabh Pant returned to competitive cricket in the IPL 2024, leading the Delhi Capitals against the Punjab Kings. Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu shared his thoughts about the wicketkeeper-batter’s comeback on a show hosted by Star Sports.

Speaking exclusively on Star Sports ‘Cricket Live,’ Sidhu reflected on Pant’s remarkable comeback, his voice filled with relief. “When this accident had happened, I saw the picture of the vehicle. Everything got burned, and there was no vehicle at the scene. How anyone can survive that sort of horrifying accident? Post that, we were under the assumption that whether the operations would succeed or not, but all went well for him. And in the process of physiotherapy when the removal of plaster happens your body doesn’t move at all which is a very painful experience for anyone,” said Sidhu.

Commending Pant upon his recovery despite the challenging situation, Sidhu said, “From that condition, he is out now here and leading Delhi Capitals and running between the wickets and playing good cricket. Just a matter of time before he will regain his form. But importantly Indian cricket has got his fine gem back, and we should be thankful to god on his return to the field.”

Sidhu’s comments captured the collective sentiment of Indian cricket fans, who were worried after Pant’s harrowing car accident in December 2022. 

However, the Southpaw showcased his agility in the match against PBKS on March 23rd. Although his batting performance was not impactful, his wicketkeeping skills remained sharp. Pant impressed behind the stumps, pulling off a crucial stumping and taking a catch.

The 26-year-old will be next seen leading the Delhi camp against the Rajasthan Royals on March 28th in Jaipur.

Last Updated on March 24, 2024