Major update on Rishabh Pant ahead of IPL 2024

There is a strong sense of optimism surrounding Pant's return to competitive cricket. 
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With another season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) on the horizon, fans are waiting with bated breaths to watch the action kickstart again. However, in what will be a major boost to the Delhi Capitals (DC) franchise in their bid to lift their maiden IPL title is the recovery graph of their star cricketer - Rishabh Pant. 

Pant has been doing the hard yards to make his return following a near-fatal car accident in 2022. 

Given below is an outline of the latest updates (according to Cricbuzz) on how Rishabh Pant has recovered and what the fans can expect from him in IPL 2024. 

Major updates on Rishabh Pant ahead of IPL 2024

- Played full warm-up game in Alur - Playing in his first match since the deadly car accident, he demonstrated good form in the match and played the full warm-up match in Alur, near Bengaluru. 

- Showing positive signs of recovery - Reports indicate that Pant's mobility has not been affected, with sources confirming his ability to run and bat with the same agility and freedom as before the accident in December 2022, which sidelined him for nearly 15 months. Currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, Pant also received treatment in London last month which was arranged by the BCCI.

- Set to return as a pure batter in IPL 2024 - Sources within the BCCI and DC franchise have suggested that the 26-year-old cricketer is set to lead the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024. However, it is worth noting that he will be participating solely as a batter, with another player designated as the wicketkeeper for the team.

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There is a perceptible sense of optimism surrounding Pant's potential involvement in the IPL and his potential return to competitive cricket will mark a significant milestone. 

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