Former Australia captain and the current head coach of Delhi Capitals, Ricky Ponting, has made a big statement on the injured Rishabh Pant.
He recently had knee surgery to fix his damaged ligaments. He met a fatal car accident on December 30 last year on the Delhi-Dehradun highway while driving back home.
He is currently under the observation of doctors in Mumbai and is likely to get discharged in the first week of February.
According to reports, he will be out of action for at least six months and will play no role in the Border-Gavaskar trophy and the Indian Premier League.
Meanwhile, Ponting feels it is difficult to find a replacement for a player like Pant.
“Such guys can’t be replaced. Players like him don’t grow on trees,” he told ICC.
“He is among the top six-seven batters in Test cricket,” he added.
Pant played a major role in India’s historic second Test series win in Australia.
“When he started playing cricket, he was labelled as a white-ball specialist, but it went the other way. He has been a remarkable Test cricketer, and we all would have wanted to see him playing against Australia in the upcoming series.”