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‘Rishabh Pant handled the recovery process like a champ…’



Rishabh Pant

prepares for his much-anticipated comeback to competitive cricket in the

IPL 2024

clash between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, the support and encouragement he received from fellow cricketer

Nicholas Pooran

during his recovery journey are highlighted.
Pooran, who himself faced adversity after surviving a car crash, empathized with Pant’s struggle to return to the cricket field after a life-threatening car


in December 2022.

Expressing his joy for Pant’s comeback, Pooran remarked in an exclusive conversation with IANS, “I think everyone is looking forward to seeing how he goes, and I am really excited and very happy for him.”

Recognizing the challenges Pant faced during his recovery, Pooran reached out to him to provide moral support and guidance. He emphasized the importance of having a supportive network during tough times, stating, “You just need people to be there to support you, and I was trying to do exactly that.”
Throughout their conversations, Pooran offered words of encouragement and shared his own experiences of overcoming adversity. He recalled reassuring Pant that he would eventually return to cricket, emphasizing the importance of staying positive during challenging moments.

Pant’s journey to recovery demanded patience and resilience, traits that Pooran admired in him. He noted, “He handled the recovery process admirably like a champ, so well done to him.”

Witnessing Pant’s progress, including moments like being crutches free and returning to the nets, brought immense joy to Pooran.
He emphasized the significance of these small victories in the recovery journey, stating, “Those little victorious moments mean a lot.”
As Pant prepares to resume his role on the cricket field, Pooran believes that embracing every moment and having fun will be key to his success. He expressed confidence in Pant’s ability to thrive in his multiple roles, including batting, wicketkeeping, and captaining Delhi Capitals.
Pant’s resilience and determination serve as an inspiration to many, and his return to cricket symbolizes his unwavering belief in himself. With the support of friends like Pooran, Pant’s journey from adversity to triumph exemplifies the power of perseverance and faith.
(With inputs from IANS)

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