Pandya gave a big statement regarding Pant
Said- Pant’s presence would have made a lot of difference
Pant has had a car accident recently
new Delhi. The absence of Rishabh Pant will definitely have a huge impact on the balance of the Indian team but in the T20 format, India’s new captain Hardik Pandya is currently wishing his teammate a ‘speedy recovery’. Pant had a narrow escape when his luxury car caught fire after hitting a road divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway in the early hours of Friday. He was going to Roorkee to ‘surprise’ his mother. He has been shifted from the ICU of Max Hospital to a private ward after his condition improved.
Due to serious knee and ankle injuries, he will be away from the game for at least six months. When Hardik was asked about Pant, he wished for the speedy recovery of this wicket-keeper batsman, who had the power to turn the tide of the match on his own. He said on the eve of the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka starting on Tuesday, “What happened is very unfortunate. No one had any control over it and as a team we wish him (Pant) a speedy recovery. Our prayers are always with him. We wish that he gets well soon.
Hardik said on Pant’s importance in the team, “Obviously he is a very important player but now everyone knows what the situation is. It would have made a lot of difference if Pant was there in the team. His absence is something we cannot control.” The captain wants the players who are getting opportunities in Pant’s absence to take full advantage of them. He said, “There are many people who can get opportunities. Let’s see what the future has in store for us and move forward with it.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 02, 2023, 19:20 IST