India’s star cricketer Rishabh Pant became a victim of a road accident on Friday. Their car met with an accident near Roorkee and Pant sustained serious injuries. He is currently undergoing treatment in Dehradun.
The 25-year-old batsman himself broke the wind screen and managed to get out of the car, showing fighting spirit like in the field. After this the car caught fire. Many pictures of this incident went viral on social media and videos also surfaced.
While giving an update on Pant’s health, the BCCI said that he had two cuts on his head. He has torn ligaments in his right knee and also has injuries to his right wrist, ankle, toe. Also, his back is hurt due to friction. Pant’s condition remains stable and is out of danger. At the same time, his MRI scan report also came back normal.
After this accident, he can stay away from professional cricket for a long time. It is believed that Pant will take at least six months to recover completely. Due to Pant’s injury, not only Team India, but also Delhi Capitals have suffered a big blow. Pant is the captain of the Delhi Capitals franchise and there is suspense over his playing in IPL 2023.
Due to the fracture in the leg, Pant may take a long time to recover. In such a situation, we are telling you about 5 options that can be made captain in the absence of Pant in IPL.
David Warner: Australian opener David Warner is the prime candidate to replace Pant as the captain of Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023. He has the experience of captaining the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise in the IPL earlier as well.
He was the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2016 IPL, when the team won the title under his captaincy. Even though he has been banned from the captaincy role by Cricket Australia, this will not apply to the IPL.
Prithvi Shaw: Former India Under-19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw is another player who can be seen in this role. The 23-year-old Prithvi Shaw has never led a team in the IPL before but has captained the Mumbai team in domestic cricket. He led the team to victory in the 2020–21 Vijay Hazare Trophy as well as the runners-up finish in the 2021–22 Ranji Trophy.
Mitchell Marsh: Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, like Prithvi Shaw, has not captained any team in the IPL before, but he can make his captaincy debut in IPL 2023.
The 31-year-old all-rounder has the experience of leading the Australia Under-19 team to title triumph in 2010. Apart from this, he has also led teams in Australian domestic cricket.
Manish Pandey: Delhi Capitals signed Manish Pandey for Rs 2.4 crore in the IPL 2023 mini auction. He could be a candidate to lead Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023 because of his vast experience of leading Karnataka in domestic cricket and winning multiple titles.
He is the only player on the Delhi Capitals roster to have appeared in all 15 editions of the IPL, and could be given the responsibility of captaincy if necessary.
Yash Dhull: The Delhi Capitals team can also bet on Yash Dhull, the captain who made India the champion in the 2022 Under-19 World Cup. Dhull has recently been made the captain of the Delhi Ranji team.
In such a situation, he can make Yash Dhull the captain, surprising everyone, the owner of the Delhi franchise. However, this is very difficult to happen, as Dhull is yet to make his IPL debut.