‘You’re not a true human being if…’: Shane Watson lauds Rishabh Pant’s comeback to cricket | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson lauded Rishabh Pant‘s remarkable journey from a near-death car accident to a stunning performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL), stating that Pant’s resilience is an inspiration to all.
Pant, who survived a harrowing car crash in December 2022, made a triumphant return to competitive cricket in the IPL after undergoing major knee surgery and intense rehabilitation.Despite initial struggles in the tournament, Pant showcased his signature explosive batting style, scoring a crucial fifty with powerful boundaries and trademark one-handed sixes.

“It’s inspirational, no question about it,” remarked Watson, emphasizing the magnitude of Pant’s achievement given his recent injuries. “You’re not a true human being if you’re not inspired by Rishabh Pant,” he added, highlighting Pant’s extraordinary comeback.

Pant’s electrifying innings propelled Delhi Capitals to a 20-run victory over defending champions Chennai Super Kings, marking their first win of the season. Watson hailed Pant’s performance as “something special,” underscoring the batsman’s determination and courage.
Reflecting on his time as Delhi Capitals’ assistant coach, Watson praised Pant’s relentless pursuit of excellence, noting his unwavering commitment to overcoming challenges. “Knowing him, that doesn’t surprise me,” Watson remarked, acknowledging Pant’s resilience and mental strength.
Pant’s journey serves as a testament to his indomitable spirit and serves as a source of inspiration for cricket enthusiasts worldwide. His remarkable comeback from adversity highlights the power of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity.
(With inputs from PTI)


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