‘Come back 2 days after father’s cremation to play IPL’: Former assistant coach talks about Pant’s mental toughness

We all witness the on-field valor of Rishabh Pant as the cricketer makes sure that it is never a dull moment when he is out with the willow. However, little is known about his personal life. The Indian cricketer displayed some incredible grit and determination when he suffered a personal loss but still mustered up the courage to show up for a cricket match.

In a conversation with The Week, Devendra Sharma, assistant to Rishabh Pant’s coach Tarak Sinha, recalled an instance when Pant showed up to play an IPL match while dealing with the loss of his father, and guided his team to an emphatic victory. Did. ,

His father Rajendra Pant died in his sleep in 2017 due to cardiac arrest.

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“When the news of Ustad ji was diagnosed for cancer for the first time, he was very upset. We also sent him Sir’s report when he was in England. The doctor told Rishabh that it would be better if Sir’s treatment should be done in Delhi or Jaipur. He was broken when Sir died; We all thought that sir will fight with this. [But Pant] Mentally strong – even when his father died, he came back to play IPL games two days after the cremation and scored runs,” Devendra was quoted as saying by The Week.

Devendra recalled that Pant was broken after his father’s demise and everyone thought he would break. Calling Pant “mentally strong”, he said that despite his father’s death, the cricketer “came back to play an IPL game two days after the cremation and scored runs.”

On his father’s fifth death anniversary on April 4, the cricketer penned an emotional note, detailing how his father loved and accepted him for his life choices and how support eventually became his strength.

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“Dads are strong for a reason. Their strength gives us a sense of security. Now that you are in heaven Dad, I know you will continue to protect me,” the post read.

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