Delhi Capitals had a particular visitor in Rishabh Pant on the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday throughout their first house match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 towards the Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans. The DC common skipper and wicketkeeper-batter is presently recovering from accidents that sustained in a automobile accident late final 12 months. Pant may very well be seen arriving on the venue in a automobile after which slowly walked in the direction of the stand. Later, he was photographed watching the match from the stands.
Watch: Rishabh Pant Attends Delhi Capitals’ First IPL 2023 House Match
Look who’s right here supporting the @DelhiCapitals – RP 17 #TATAIPL pic.twitter.com/56Dd0Tw7NE
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Glad to see Delhi’s personal celebrity #RishabhPant within the stands, supporting his crew at house. Beautiful how the franchise has come to help Pant in his powerful days. That is IPL for us. #IPL2023 #DelhiCapitals #DCvsGT pic.twitter.com/oK0RWFxDVC
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Within the opening recreation towards Lucknow Tremendous Giants, the DC crew had hung their skipper’s jersey No. 17 on the roof of the dug-out as a gesture that he’s “always with the team in spirit”. Nonetheless, an IPL supply advised information company PTI that it has been made clear from the BCCI’s finish that such a gesture appeared a “bit over the top” and was at one stage “uncalled for”.
“It seemed a bit over the top. Such a gesture is reserved in case of ultimate tragedy or retirement. In this case, it was neither. Rishabh is well and truly on his way to recovery faster than one expected. So while it was done with a noble intention, it is learnt that BCCI has politely told the franchise to avoid such gesture in future,” the IPL supply stated.
It’s understood that it was head coach Ricky Ponting’s concept to show Pant’s jersey from the dug-out. The Delhi Capitals will probably be honouring Pant by inscribing his jersey quantity on all of the gamers throughout one of many video games when the crew will put on a special color. Nonetheless, the jersey quantity will probably be inscribed in a single nook and it’ll not be an infringement with the gamers’ particular person jersey numbers.
“Every season, DC wears a different jersey during one particular game. In that game, everyone will have Pant’s jersey number inscribed on their jerseys. However there is specific rule for logo and it will be a small inscription in one corner,” the supply stated.
Of their marketing campaign opener towards Lucknow Tremendous Giants, DC had misplaced by 50 run.
With PTI inputs
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