'Sometimes I Go To Rishabh Pant To Have A Laugh': Rohit Sharma Hails India Wicketkeeper’s Impact & Comeback In T20 WC 2024; Video

'Sometimes I Go To Rishabh Pant To Have A Laugh': Rohit Sharma Hails India Wicketkeeper’s Impact & Comeback In T20 WC 2024; Video

In a video shared by ICC on its Instagram handle, Rohit Sharma spoke about Rishabh Pant's impact on the team, stating that the wicketkeeper is a crucial player for the side across all forms of cricket.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 05:37 PM IST
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Rishabh Pant in T20 WC 2024 | Credits: Twitter

Team India skipper Rohit Sharma heaped praise on wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant's comeback to international cricket in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, which kicked off on June 2 in the West Indies and USA.

Rishabh Pant was on the sidelines for more than a year due to severe injuries, which he sustained following a fatal car crash on Delhi Dehradun Highway on 1st January 2023. Pant underwent intense rehabilitation to make his return to competitive cricket.

Pant made his return to competitive cricket in the IPL 2024, where he led Delhi Capitals and amassed 446 in 13 matches.

In a video shared by ICC on its Instagram handle, Rohit Sharma spoke about Rishabh Pant's impact on the team, stating that the wicketkeeper is a crucial player for the side across all forms of cricket. India skipper added that he was very happy to see him returning to playing after recovering well.

"Sometimes I go to Rishabh Pant to have a laugh. We all know that he's a bit of a character. It's always nice to have someone like him around the squad and very important player for us in all forms of cricket." Team India skipper said in a video.

" I know it was every tough for him as well as for his We are very happy that he has recovered well. All of us during that time were praying for him to be back on his feet. " Rohit Sharma added.

Rishabh Pant has already made an impact for the team in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. In the Men in Blue's opening match against Ireland, Pant played an unbeaten innings of 36 off 26 balls to help the side achieve a mere 96-run target. Pant executed a reverse scoop for a six in the match.

In the blockbuster clash against Pakistan, the 26-year-old played a valiant innings of 42 of 31 balls and helped India record 19 runs above 100 runs, which was defended by the bowlers by restricting Pakistan to 113/7 in a stipulated 20 overs.

'Still hasn't sunk in': Rishabh Pant on his comeback to Indian team

Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant expressed his emotions on his return to India team after a gap of 17 months. He said that it has been phenomenal to don the Indian jersey. Delhi-born cricketer added that he never thought that he would never play for Team India while being on the sidelines.

"It's amazing. Still hasn't sunk in (making his international return after an injury lay off). But, I think coming back to Indian team has been phenomenal and I'm just loving it." Pant said.

"I think in my mind I wanted to be here always and I never thought that I'm never going to play for India. As an Individual If I think that I can make it happen and God has been very kind in my life and has blessed me with a lot of things in life." he added.

Rishabh Pant will return to action when India take on the co-hosts USA in the Group A clash at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Wednesday, June 12.

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