‘Didn’t feel like…’: Delhi Capitals assistant coach Pravin Amre on Rishabh Pant’s outing in nets | Cricket News


New Delhi: Praveen AmreDelhi Capitals (DC) assistant coach has appreciated Rishabh PantNotable return to form during the team's pre-season camp, claiming that Pant's batting ability remains “as good as it was” despite a 14-month absence from the game due to injury. Following a tragic car accident in December 2022, Pant's exceptional performance in the camp is a promising sign ahead of his return in the upcoming IPL season.
“As a coaching unit and individually, it was really enjoyable to watch him bat. It didn't feel like he was batting for a long time,” Amre expressed as quoted by DC in a media release. The swing was old.” He credited Pant's dedication and hard work throughout the year, highlighting his mental resilience and hunger for success.
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Pant returns to the DC team after the team's disappointing performance last season under David Warner, where they finished ninth in the standings as they failed to secure a place in the playoffs.
In anticipation of their first two home matches in Vizag, DC's coaching staff, led by Amre, is optimistic about their ability to present a high-scoring spectacle. With the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi currently hosting the Women's Premier League, Vizag has emerged as an attractive venue for DC's opening fixtures.

“Vizag has always been a high-scoring ground and that's what we wanted. It has real bounce and we are looking forward to seeing what it can offer,” Amre said.
The team is focused on making a strong start to the tournament, with an emphasis on providing the best possible conditions for its players to excel. Amre highlighted the importance of practice matches and group sessions to fine-tune the team's preparations for the IPL.
DC is ready to make its debut ipl 2024 campaign against Punjab Kings in Mohali on March 23, Pant's return added a layer of anticipation and excitement among cricket fans.
(Inputs from PTI)

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