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IPL 2024: Ricky Ponting on Rishabh Pant’s comeback – ‘He’s very confident he’ll play every game, but…’

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting said that Rishabh Pant is ‘very confident’ of featuring for the franchise in the 2024 edition of Indian Premier League, as the wicketkeeper batter makes his comeback from a horrific accident in December 2022. But the former Australian captain added that he wasn’t entirely sure if Pant will be able to keep wickets, and that if they are able to manage him through the tournament, whatever they get from him will be a bonus. “Rishabh is very confident that he’s going to be right to play,” Ponting said on Wednesday to reporters after being unveiled as MLC franchise Washington Freedom’s coach. “In what capacity we’re not quite sure yet. You would have seen all the social-media stuff, he’s up and about and running well. But in saying that, we’re only six ...
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‘Rishabh Pant will play in IPL, but…’: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Although Rishabh Pant is "very confident" he will be fit to play the entire IPL, Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting is doubtful if he will be able to captain the team or keep wicket because he is still recovering from serious injuries he incurred in a car accident.Since his accident in December 2022, where he thought his "time in this world was over," Pant has not played cricket at any level.Speaking on Wednesday in Melbourne following his announcement as the Washington Freedom's new MLC coach, Ponting stated that while Pant was optimistic about his availability for the upcoming campaign, everything the coach could get from him is a bonus."Rishabh is very confident that he's going to be right to play. In what capacity we're not quite sure yet," was quoted as saying by 'ESPNCr...
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Rishabh Pant shares grim detail about his car accident: ‘There was a possibility of amputation, that is when I felt scared’

It’s been more than a year since Rishabh Pant last donned the Indian colors. Having played a major role in India’s Test series win against Bangladesh, Pant’s career was put to a halt following his car accident late in 2022. Having torn a ligament in his right knee and taken two cuts to his forehead, Pant concedes that in the immediate aftermath of the accident, his injuries looked even grim. “If there was any nerve damage, there was a possibility of amputation. That is when I felt scared,” Pant told Star Sports on the segment titled ‘Believe – To death & back’. “I had taken an SUV, but what I was seeing was a sedan,” Pant recollected the mangled state of his vehicle. “It was the first time I had such a feeling in life. At the time of the accident, I was aware of the wounds, but I wa...
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Major League Cricket: Ricky Ponting set to coach Washington Freedom | – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The greatest name connected to the competition to date is Australia great Ricky Ponting, who will be the coach of the Washington Freedom in Major League Cricket in the United States.A few days after the ICC T20 World Cup, which will be hosted in the West Indies and the USA, the second edition of the MLC is set to start."We're not there yet.I haven't committed to anything just yet, but I've had some initial discussions (with Washington)," Ponting told SEN in Sydney."The time of the year sort of fits in okay for me, but I've got a really hectic off-season again. When I say off-season, there's no such thing as an off-season for cricketers anymore," he said.In addition to serving as the coach of the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League for a record six seasons in 2024, Pon...
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Prithvi Shaw declared fit, to play Ranji Trophy for Mumbai

Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has been cleared for fitness by the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and will play Mumbai’s next Ranji Trophy game against Bengal in Kolkata from February 2. Shaw has been on the sidelines because of a knee injury and will be playing a competitive game after six months. Shaw had injured his knee in August while playing a one-day game for Northamptonshire. He was in fine touch after making 244 and 125 not out before injury struck. “He has been declared fit and can take part in the Ranji Trophy games. The BCCI has informed the MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association) about it,” a BCCI official confirmed. Shaw has been batting in the practice nets at the NCA in Bengaluru. An MRI had revealed that Shaw had grade-II tear of posterior cruciate ligament. Sha...
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Rishabh Pant opens up on his horror car accident: ‘First time in my life I felt like my time in this world was up’

Indian keeper batter Rishabh Pant has shared the bone-chilling thought that occurred to him following his road accident in December 2022. The near fatal accident near Roorkee, Uttarakhand had left Pant with a ligament tear in his right knee and two cuts on his forehead and the 26-year-old has remained out of competitive cricket action since. “First time in my life I felt like my time in this world is up. During the accident I was aware of the wounds, but I was lucky as it could have been even more serious. I was feeling that someone saved me. I asked the doctor how long will it take for me to recover, he said it would take 16-18 months. I knew I had to work hard to cut this recovery time,” Pant told Star Sports. On the harrowing nature of Pant’s accident that recently his India and Delh...
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‘Ye bhai gaya…’: Axar Patel recalls chilling moment when he heard about Rishabh Pant’s accident | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As Saturday marked one year of Rishabh Pant's near-fatal car accident, his India and Delhi Capitals teammate Axar Patel recalled the chilling moment when he first got to know about the mishap. Last year, Pant was involved in a horrific car accident as he escaped from his burning car after it hit a divider on the Delhi-Roorkee highway. Pant got seriously injured but received timely help from the people at the site of the accident. In a video posted by Pant's IPL franchise Delhi Capitals, Axar recalled the moment when he learned about the accident as the first thoughts in his mind came 'ye bhai gaya'."Subah 7 ya 8 baje mere phone pe ring baji. Pratima di ka phone aya. Pratima di ne mujhe pucha ki 'teri Rishabh se kab baat hui thi last?' Mene bola 'nahi, kal karne wala tha lekin...
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‘Uska accident ho gaya hai’…pehla thought mereko aaya ki ye bhai gaya: Axar Patel reveals his first reactions to Rishabh Pant’s mishap

Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals and Indian teammate Axar Patel revealed his first reaction when he first heard the news of Pant being met with an accident in December 2022. Revealing about the incident on a video uploaded by DC on social media Axar said, “Subah 7 ya 8 baje mere phone pe ring baji. Pratima di ka phone aya. Pratima di ne mujhe pucha ki ‘teri Rishabh se kab baat hui thi last?’ Mene bola ‘nahi, kal karne wala tha lekin kal nahi ki mene’. ‘Are uski mummy ka number ho toh mereko send kar, uska accident ho gaya hai’. Matlab pehla thought mereko aaya ki ye bhai gaya (Early morning I got a call from sister Pratima. She asked me when did I talk to Rishabh Pant last? I told her that I was about to talk to him last day but I did not. Pratima said that she needed Pant’s mother’s cont...
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In the Ashes, Ricky Ponting was texting Rishabh Pant ‘how’s the progress coming along?’: Nasser Hussain

England’s Nasser Hussain has recalled how former Australian legend and Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting kept track of Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant’s progress during the Ashes in England. “I traveled with Ricky in the summer in the Ashes, and Ricky was texting him ‘how’s the progress coming along?’, and he is a box office cricketer,” Hussain was quoted speaking to ICC. The Indian wicket-keeper batter Pant met with an accident in December of 2022. His car collided with a road divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway in the wee hours of December 30. The star India wicket-keeper batter was lucky to survive severe injuries due to his alertness, jumping off his Mercedes in the nick of time as the car went up in flames after hitting the divider. Bouncing back with every rep. ⏳ #RP17 pi...
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Exclusive: ‘Building a strong team bond is…’ – Shikhar Dhawan reveals how he plans to lead Punjab Kings in IPL 2024 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Shikhar Dhawan has had a successful career in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inception. Starting his IPL career in the inaugural season in 2008 with the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Shikhar Dhawan is known for his stylish strokeplay, ability to anchor the innings, and knack for scoring runs consistently.Dhawan is the second highest all-time leading run scorer in the tournament, showcasing his value as a dependable opener.He has amassed 6617 runs from 217 IPL matches at an average of 35.39, which included two hundreds and 50 fifties.Throughout his IPL career, Dhawan has been recognized for his aggressive yet elegant batting style, solid technique that has helped him to contribute significantly to the teams he has represented.Speaking exclusively to Timesof...
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Watch: MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant play tennis in Dubai after IPL auction | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After making his active involvement in the IPL 2024 auction, Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant took his time off to try his hands at tennis in Dubai.Pant was seen playing tennis with his idol and Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni. A video of Pant and Dhoni exchanging volleys late in the evening at an indoor tennis court went viral on social media.The video captures the moment when Pant received enthusiastic cheers for delivering a powerful overhead smash, leaving Dhoni visibly surprised.Pant had an eventful day alongside Team Director Sourav Ganguly and head coach Ricky Ponting at the mini IPL auction in Dubai on Tuesday.The wicketkeeper batter Pant, who had met with a horrifying car accident last year and missed the entire 2023 after undergoing a knee surgery, said he w...
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DC Squad IPL 2024: Complete Delhi Capitals Team and Players List after IPL Auction 2024 | Cricket News – Times of India

Delhi Capitals made a surprise purchase of uncapped Indian wicket-keeper Kumar Kushagra for a hefty sum of money in the IPL 2024 Auction held in Dubai on Tuesday. Delhi splurged a whopping Rs 7.2 crore for the keeper-batter, making him one of the few uncapped players with a salary of more than Rs 5 crore.Aussie pacer Jhye Richardson and English batter Harry Brook were the prominent overseas purchases for DC as they spent Rs 5 crore and Rs 4 crore respectively on them.DC bought as many as nine players in the auction, including West Indian Shai Hope and South African Tristan Stubbs. They spent Rs 1 crore on uncapped Indian all-rounder Sumit Kumar.Purse available: Rs 9.9 croreCurrent squad: Rishabh Pant (c), Pravin Dubey, David Warner, Vicky Ostwal, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Abishek Por...
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IPL Auction: Kumar Kushagra is living his father’s dream | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Springing up surprises has become a habit for young Jharkhand wicketkeeper Kumar Kushagra since he joined competitive cricket in 2016 as a 12-year-old with the age-group Vinoo Mankad Trophy.In three years, he had made his way into the Indian squad for the U19 World Cup in South Africa and last year, the then 17-year-old broke Pakistan great Javed Miandad's record by becoming the youngest player to score 250 runs in first-class cricket with his 266-run knock in Ranji Trophy for Jharkhand.But he made one of the most eye-catching headlines at the IPL auction in Mumbai on Tuesday when he was bought for Rs 7.2 crore by the Delhi Capitals.That the Capitals were on the lookout for an Indian to add to the back-ups for a recovering Rishabh Pant was known. But their selection of the 19-y...
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Sourav Ganguly promised that Delhi Capitals will bid even Rs 10 crore for Kumar Kushagra, said he reminded him of MS Dhoni: father Shashikant

Kumar Kushagra’s father, Shashikant, says former India captain Sourav Ganguly was so impressed with his son at the trials held by the Delhi Capitals franchise that he promised that the team would get him at any cost. “After the trials at Eden (Gardens), Ganguly told Kushagra that he would play for the Delhi Capitals and the franchise would bid for him till Rs 10 crore,” Shashikant tells The Indian Express from Jamshedpur. “At the trials, Ganguly was impressed with his six-hitting ability and ability to play the field. His keeping skills also impressed Ganguly and even told him that there is a bit of MS Dhoni in him when he whips the bails.” The 19-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman from Jharkhand was picked by Delhi Capitals for Rs 7.20 crore, following a bidding war between Gujarat Titans a...
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2024 IPL Teams Players List: Who got whom | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc shattered Indian Premier League (IPL) auction records on Tuesday as the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) secured his services for an unprecedented Rs 24.75 crore. BLOG: IPL AUCTION 2024The 33-year-old Starc is set to make a comeback to the IPL after an eight-year hiatus, with his previous stint being with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Starc outbid his fellow Australian Pat Cummins, the World Cup-winning captain, who held the new record for one hour before going to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for a whopping sum of Rs 20.50 crore.Rajasthan Royals (RR) initiated the bidding for the West Indian power-hitter Rovman Powell, sparking a heated contest with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). After a fierce back-and-forth, Royals ultimately secured...
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‘Feeling much better…’: Rishabh Pant aims for full recovery, hopes for a comeback in IPL 2024 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant, who miraculously escaped a horrifying car accident last year, is on the road to recovery and optimistic about making a comeback to competitive cricket during the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season.In a video posted by the Delhi Capitals on their Instagram page, Pant expressed gratitude for the overwhelming love and support he received from fans, which played a significant role in his quicker-than-expected recovery.IPL Auction 2024 Live Updates"I think (I am feeling) much better than I was doing few months ago. So like, (I am) still on recovery towards 100 per cent (fitness). But hopefully in a few months time, I'll be able to do it," Pant shared optimistically.The 26-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, who missed the entire 2023 season...
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Big Ticket IPL 2024 auction to get underway in Dubai

Mallika Sagar, who recently hosted the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction will be the auctioneer instead of Hugh Edmeades. Sagar also became the first woman auctioneer in the last 16 years of IPL history.  The cricketing world is buzzing ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction, which will take place in Dubai on December 19, as the 10 IPL franchises will battle it out to grab top-tier players.Ahead of the IPL 2024 auction, a total of 332 players have been registered for the big event. At first, an enormous of 1166 players submitted their names for the auction but the franchises decided to go with 332 cricketers and let go 834 players.Out of 332 players, 214 are Indians and the rest of the cricketers are foreigners. Meanwhile, 116 have already taken part in the extravagan...
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5 uncapped players to track at IPL auction: Spinner with 90 wickets in a year, emerging U19 star, big-hitting batter from Kanpur

While Indian Premier League auctions tend to start with a bang, with the big-money signings coming up early in the sets, there is always intrigue around which uncapped Indian player goes well above their base price for a big payday. The auction for IPL 2024 will take place on Tuesday in Dubai, and 200 of the names registered are uncapped Indian players. Here’s a look at five names that could attract interest from the franchises. Shahrukh Khan, 28 Lower-order batsman, off-spinner One of the more surprising names on the released players list, Tamil Nadu allrounder Shahrukh Khan comes into the auction pool with a reputation of being a big hitter in the middle order but yet to truly find his place in the IPL. Having played 33 matches in the IPL for Punjab, Shahrukh had a strike rate of 160+...
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IPL Auction: Which unknown gem unearthed by talent scouts, will walk in Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah footsteps?

It was in 2014, with another edition of the IPL looming large and having arrived on Indian shores early for the preparation, that John Wright had spotted a talent who, nine years later, unleashed a storm by being the most high-profile transfer of all time.It was on the ides of March, to be precise, that Wright – who was still in his role as head coach of Mumbai Indians that season – first had a glimpse of Hardik Pandya, a player who was an unknown commodity beyond Baroda. Against a Mumbai attack that included Zaheer Khan, not just the unbeaten 82 he made, but everything about Pandya stood out for Wright. Six months later as Wright moved onto his new role as head of scouting at Mumbai Indians, he would convince head coach Ricky Ponting and the Ambanis to spend Rs 10 lakh on Pandya and th...
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Why are Australian media outraged over Ricky Ponting and Trevor Bayliss’s visit to IPL auction?

Ricky Ponting commentated for just three days of the Pakistan Test for Channel 7, and didn’t turn up on the final day when Australia won the game. The BBL coach Trevor Bayliss has pulled out from coaching his team Sydney Thunder’s game on Tuesday. Both flew to Dubai for the big IPL auction on December 19th. While Ponting has just skipped commentary duties to do his part as IPL coach, Bayliss’s leaving his team for the IPL auction has been questioned across the Australian media. Code Sports, which first reported Ponting’s absence was due to the auction, termed their report thus: IPL supremacy laid bare as Ponting leaves Test early and Thunder’s coach skips the match. news.com.au has curated tweets from social media – ‘IPL supremacy gone berserk’. On Sunday, the Australian Cricketers’ Ass...