Indian T20 League 2023: 3 Players who can lead Delhi if Rishabh Pant fails to recover after his road accident

By Daniel S

December 30, 2022

On 30 December 2022, Rishabh Pant faced a horrible road accident while going to Roorkee from Delhi. During that journey, he hit his car with the railing and the car caught fire. The incident took place on the Narsan border of Roorkee near Hammadpur Jhal. As per the update from the Indian Cricket Board, Rishabh Pant has two cuts on his forehead and a ligament tear in his right knee.  

He has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, and toe and has suffered abrasion injuries on his back. However, his condition remains stable, and he has now been shifted to Max Hospital, Dehradun. There, he will undergo MRI scans to ascertain the extent of his injuries. So, it might be a tough task for the injured cricketer to get fit for the Indian T20 League 2023. 

Here are the top three candidates to become Delhi skipper if Rishabh Pant fails to recover for Indian T20 League 2023:

David Warner

David Warner
David Warner (Image Source: Twitter) 

This star batter from Australia can be a good option for the Delhi franchise. He has experience being a leader or captain in the Indian T20 League. David Warner was the captain of the Hyderabad franchise when they won the tournament in 2016. As an individual batter also, Warner has been a legend in the history of this tournament.

As of now, he has played 162 matches where he has scored 5881 runs, at an average of 42.01. David Warner became the captain of the Hyderabad franchise in 2015. He did captaincy until the 2021 season before leaving the franchise for Delhi. So, if Rishabh Pat fails to recover, this Aussie can be a front-runner for captaincy despite being a foreign option.