It has been 13 months since Rishabh Pant played competitive cricket, but his wait to return to the field could end soon, as he is expected to lead the Delhi Capitals in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Pant sustained multiple injuries after being involved in a near-fatal car accident. During his recovery phase, he enjoyed watching England play ‘Bazball’ cricket against Australia in the Ashes last year. After losing the first couple of games, Ben Stokes and Co. bounced back strongly to finish the five-match series 2-2. Pant, who has played some swashbuckling knocks in Test cricket, said that India captain Rohit Sharma told him that the team would look to play ‘Rishball’.
“Because England have started playing in a certain fashion, something I am used to [playing]. Rohit bhai says we will also play Rishball. He says you play that anyway, but we will get others also to follow you,” Pant told Star Sports in the show titled Believe: To Death and Back.