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Sealed! Rishabh Pant secures Team India spot for ICC T20 World Cup

Sealed! Rishabh Pant secures Team India spot for ICC T20 World Cup

Greatest comeback story - Rishabh Pant secures India Cricket Team squad for ICC T20 World Cup after impressive IPL 2024 campaign

The writing was on the wall and now the fairy-tale has another chapter. A splendid knock from Rishabh Pant against Delhi Capitals has sealed his spot in the Indian Cricket Team. Albeit a but rusty when he made a comeback in IPL 2024, but with 3 fifties, Rishabh Pant is now the prime contender to be India’s wicketkeeper for the ICC T20 World Cup.

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Fairy tale – Chapter 1 – New Hope

Rishabh Pant made his comeback to cricket in IPL 2024. It was after suffering his near-fatal accident a year and a half back. Pant’s return to cricket, not as an impact sub but in full fledged manner was celebrated across the country far and wide. The initial jitters continued as he fumbled in his first two innings.

Following which, there was no turning back. The Delhi Capitals skipper continued his rich vein of form. After yesterday’s unbeaten knock of 88 runs, he now stands 3rd in the most runs score list. Pant has amassed 342 runs from 9 games, behind Virat Kohli and Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Fairy tale – Chapter 2 – Blood, Sweat and Tears

‘It isn’t how hard you fall, it is about how you get up’ – Rishabh Pant demonstrated this age old saying to perfection. Delhi Capitals might not have been the best team in the league so far, but Rishabh Pant’s fight in every game has been top class. DC are currently placed 6th in the standings with 4 wins and 5 losses.

DC did the double over Gujarat Titans and Rishabh Pant surely hogs the credit for the same. He slammed a blistering unbeaten knock of 88 runs from 43 deliveries. He blasted through the GT bowling attack by slamming 5 fours and 8 sixes. Apart from the reward, his biggest reward – a guaranteed spot in the Indian Team for the ICC T20 World Cup.

Fairy tale – Chapter 3 – The Great Ascend

The Greatest Comeback – The initial phase will be complete when Rishabh Pant official joins the Indian Cricket Team. But the entire saga will be completed when India go on to lift the ICC T20 World Cup. Not only India’s ICC trophy jinx continues for 11 years, it will be a might achievement for Pant if he wins it now. Given the form he is, he has taken a huge leap forward in the fight for the keeper’s spot compared to his other contenders.

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